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. 

 

Emma Steer

Contact Emma: diaryofadisabledperson at gmail.com 

I was born in Bradford in 1996, and was perfectly healthy until contracting viral meningitis at age 14. I never fully recovered and was left with ME/CFS, forcing me to use a wheelchair every time I left the house as I couldn't walk far. If anything, the CFS has actually got progressively worse over the past few years. I studied BSc Nutrition at the University of Leeds and graduated with a 1st class honours degree. Due to funding cuts I can no longer afford to progress into dietetics as originally planned, so I work in admin in the NHS to pay the bills. I started my blog about life as a disabled, bisexual woman in the 21st century in the final year of my degree, and while I discuss serious matters, I also like to discuss the humourous things that happen too. I never expected it to be so well received, but over the past 18 months it has grown and grown. I am now doing everything I can to spread my wings and make my voice heard in the writing world. 

You can find Emma at her website, Facebook, and Twitter @WheelsofSteer

Recent clips: 

Diary of a Disabled Person, May 2018: M.E Awareness Week Question and Answer Vlog

Emma is available for personal essays and opinion editorial

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat

Languages: English

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