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. 


Katie Tastrom

Katie Tastrom

Image: A close up of Katie's face, a very pale white femme with asymmetrical blond hair and cat eye glasses and a Black Lives Matter button on a black sweater over a mustard dress.

Contact Katie: katie.tastrom at gmail.com

Katie Tastrom MSW, Esq., is a disability attorney, writer, and author of the Chronic Illness Grrl zine. She writes about being disabled, fatness, parenting, mental health, policy, and other issues. Her work has appeared at The Establishment, Ravishly, Everyday Feminism, and she is a content writer at The Body is Not an Apology.

You can find Katie on Twitter @katietastrom


Ravishly, June 2017: Generations, Disabled AND IN POVERTY: A Response To The Washington Post

The Body Is Not An Apology, June 2017: 10 Ways We Can Make Leadership Accessible for Sick Folks in Activism

The Body Is Not An Apology, May 2017: 5 Ways to Help Someone in a Mental Health Emergency Without Calling the Police

Katie 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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Kristen Lopez

Kristen Lopez