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. 

 

Jill Rattray

Image: A selfie of Jill Rattray — she is a pale white woman with purple hair. 

Contact Jill: jtrattray at gmail.com 

I’m Jill, I’m 41, and I love watching television and I love writing about it. Because of various health problem I don’t get out much, so television and the internet, especially #ActuallyAutistic twitter are my lifeline.

I’m passionate about increased inclusion of disabled people in front and behind the camera in television and film. And I am vehemently against disabled mimicry or “cripping up” as it’s better known. I’m autistic and I have ADHD, chronic migraine, costochondritis, torticollis, pernicious anaemia, and restless leg syndrome. I've appeared on the West Wing Weekly (interview and transcript) and across the internet. 

You can find Jill at AsNotSeenonScreen, Instagram, and Twitter @MsJayTeeRattray

Clips: 

AsNotSeenonScreen, October 2017: There are No Good Doctors on The Good Doctor

Global Comment, August 2017: Britain does not need an autism registry

AsNotSeenonScreen, July 2017: My Dinner with Herve Lets Down Disabled People of Colour

Jill is available as a source and for personal essays and opinion editorial

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat, videoconference

Languages: English (Fluent)

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