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. 

 

Kit Mead

Image: Kit Mead, a white non-binary person with short, dark brown and reddish-purple hair.

Contact Kit: kit.p.mead at gmail.com

I am a multiply disabled (autism, ADHD, mental health disabilities, likely Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome), queer, and non-binary person. I am a disability rights advocate and writer. Since 2014, I have volunteered, interned, and staffed at various disability rights organizations. My areas of work have included local activism, policy, communications, project management, and social media. My writing focuses on disability, its various intersections, and historical contexts for ableism. Pieces can be found in QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology, the Deaf Poets Society, the Establishment, NOS Magazine, and elsewhere. I also manage the website Psych Ward Reviews, which I launched in July 2016 to provide a centralized location for reviews of mental health facilities. I have been gradually expanding the site to include other content. 

You can find Kit at their website, Psych Ward Reviews, Tumblr, and Twitter @kpagination

Find Kit's current clips here

Kit is available as a source and for personal essays, opinion editorial, and reported features

Additional communication availability: Text, chat

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