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Contact Kayle: kaylejune at gmail.com
I am a 21 year old student about to graduate with a BA in Media, Society, and the Arts and begin my graduate degree with a major in Disability Studies. I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in infancy and severe scoliosis with a (failed) spinal fusion at 13 years old. Having the surgery led me to leave high school a year early, but I immediately went to college. At 20, I was then diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and POTS, based off of symptoms I had been reporting my entire life.
After being discriminated against repeatedly at my college (SUNY Purchase), I filed a class-action lawsuit against them. This began my pursuit of disability awareness and advocacy. I have written about my disability on many public forms, continue to advocate for disabled students at my school, am writing my senior thesis on disability/posthumanism theory, and am now looking to branch out to the public.
Find Kayle's current clips here
Odyssey Online, August 2016: Guide For Supporting Loved Ones With A Chronic Illness
Odyssey Online, July 2016: Not Disabled Enough, A Love Story
Odyssey Online, June 2016: What Summer Is Like With Chronic Fatigue
Kayle is available as a source and for personal essays, opinion editorial, and public speaking
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