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. 

 

Jenn Heater

Jenn Heater

Image: A smiling dark haired woman wearing a shirt with Mighty written on it.

Contact Jenn: Talesofamedicaloddity at gmail.com

Jenn Heater is a sometime government affairs professional who is currently learning how to take time to focus on her health. With her Yorkie Gracie by her side, she is finding new ways to fill her days and reinvent herself. Jenn enjoys finding humor in the inanities of being chronically ill battling Cushing’s disease, CRPS, trigeminal neuralgia, Fibromyalgia, migraine and more. Blogs, pictures and more http://www.talesofamedicaloddity.com

You can find Jenn at her website, on Twitter @medical_oddity, Instagram @ChiefMedicalOddity, LinkedIn, and Facebook @medicaloddity.

Clips:

The Mighty, November 2016: A Letter to Senator-Elect Kamala Harris, From a Women With an Invisible Illness

The Mighty, September 2016: The First Time My Illness Brought Me To Tears

The Mighty, September 2016: When I Wasn't Well Enough to Attend My 20-Year High School Reunion

Jenn is available as a source, and for personal essays and opinion editorial

Additional communication availability: Phone, text

Languages: English

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