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. 

 

Imani Barbarin

Image: A plus size black woman in crutches looks off in the distance in front of the Eiffel Tower. She is wearing red pants, a black shirt with the words "The Future is Accessible" and a gray sweater. Credit: Lauren Green

Contact Imani: a96974 at aup.edu

Imani Barbarin is a graduate of Eastern University with a degree in Creative Writing and French. She is an experienced blogger, both for her site Crutches and Spice as well as several businesses in the Philadelphia region. She currently resides in Paris, France, where she is pursuing a Master's Degree in Global Communications.

You can find Imani at Crutches and Spice 

Clips:

Bitch Media, June 2017: What Do Pre-Existing Conditions and Disability Activism Mean Under Trump?

Crutches and Spice, May 2017: To the friends I lost because of "politics" I don't regret calling you "useless"

Crutches and Spice, April 2017: Relationships with Abled Allies Sometimes Feels Like Dating F—kBois: All About Them

Imani is available as a source and for personal essays, opinion editorial, reported features, and blogging. 

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat, videoconference

Languages: English (Fluent), French (Fluent) 

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