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. 


Elsa Sjunneson-Henry

Image: Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, a caucasian woman with long red hair, wears glasses which she is looking over. One eye is hazel, the other is a white occuluded cataract. She wears a teal sweater, pink collared shirt, and a smile that says "you want me to write words for you, right?"

Contact Elsa: elsa.s.henry at gmail.com

Elsa Sjunneson-Henry is a partially deafblind speculative fiction writer, journalist and disability activist. Her short fiction is included in Upside Down, Inverted Tropes in Storytelling (Apex Books 2016)Fireside Magazine, and Ghost in the Cogs (Broken Eye Books 2015). Her non-fiction has been included in The Boston Globe, Uncanny Magazine, B&N Scifi, The Analog Games Journal and many other venues. She teaches disability representation at Writing the Other, and recently spoke at the New York Public Library on this topic. She is the Managing Editor at Fireside Magazine, and the Guest Editor in Chief of Nonfiction for Disabled People Destroy. She has an MA in Women’s History from Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied disability theory, first amendment rights for women, and legal history.

You can find Elsa at her websiteInstagram, and Twitter @snarkbat

Find Elsa's current clips here, with selected samples below:

The Boston Globe, April 2017: My artificial eye

Uncanny Magazine, March/April 2017: Act Up, Rise Up

Elsa is available as a source and for personal essays, opinion editorial, and reported features

Additional communication availability: Text, chat, videoconference (video and voice), in person (NYC area only)

Languages: English


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