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. 

 

Elizabeth Roderick

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.

You can find Elizabeth at her website and her blog

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)

 

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