Disabled Writers is a resource to help editors connect with disabled writers and journalists, and journalists connect with disabled sources. Our goal is specifically to promote paid opportunities for multiply marginalized members of the disability community, and to encourage editors and journalists to think of disabled people for stories that stretch beyond disability issues. 

 

Dan Freeman

Dan Freeman

Image: White male with short, black hair and hazel eyes, sitting in front of flowers while wearing a gray button-down shirt and a purple cardigan. 

Contact Dan: dafreemanwrites at gmail.com 

Hi. I’m Daniel Freeman, although I prefer to go by Dan. I have been disabled since birth: I have Cerebral Palsy and am deaf in my left ear. Originally from Wheaton, IL, I studied English and Theater at Indiana University-Bloomington during my undergraduate career. I also hold an MS in Counseling and College Student Development from Kansas State University. I am now starting my PhD in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education at Indiana University-Bloomington. 

I write about disability: how it is represented in my own life, and its representations in Children’s/ YA Literature, theater, education, and pop culture. 

You can find Dan at his website, Facebook, LinkedIn, and on Twitter @dafreemanwrites

Clips: 

Doing Disability (and Other Things), August 2017: The Screen Where it Happens: Social Media, Disability, and Community

Doing Disability (and Other Things), August 2017: Ableism and the Academy: What College Has Taught Me About My Disabled Body

Dan is available as a source and for personal essays and opinion editorial

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, videoconference (video and voice)

Languages: English (Fluent), Spanish (Basic)

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