Contact Elizabeth: Elizabethroderick at att.net
I am an author, editor, and neurodiversity advocate. I am bipolar, autistic, have PTSD, and undergo periods of psychosis. I have been homeless, incarcerated for self-medication of my suicidal depression and psychosis, and have undergone police and other harassment and discrimination for my disabilities. I give talks to neurotypical audiences, including police and health care providers, on issues related to neurodivergence. I rely on expanded Medicaid to stay alive, because without my expensive meds I would likely be homeless and/or suicidal again. I don't receive disability payments, because I'm privileged to get by on my small income by living in a tiny house. I am one of the faces of disability.
Elizabeth is available as a source and for personal essays and opinion editorial.
Additional communication availability: Phone, text
Languages: English (Fluent), Spanish (Read, Semi-Fluent Written and Spoken)