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. 

 

Lacey Lyons

Image: I have long, blonde hair and green eyes. I am 5'6, and have mild cerebral palsy due to a right-side hemiplegia, so I walk with a slight limp. My left arm is shorter than my right and I only use my left hand to assist. 

Contact Lacey: lacey.b.lyons at gmail.com 

I am a professor of writing at Belmont University and a freelance writer and editor. My emphasis in the English department is disability studies, so my students participate in interviews and service-learning activities to learn about disability rights issues. My most recent freelance projects include research for the Statewide Independent Living Council of Tennessee, editing a memoir by Dianne Liuzzi Hagan called To the Mothers of the Movement, With Love, and blogging work for various agencies. 

You can find Lacey on Facebook and LinkedIn

Recent clips: 

Empower, February 2018: Be Your Own Valentine: The Importance of Self-Care

Disability Rights TN, May 2017: Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace

Lacey is available for personal essays, opinion editorial, reported features, research, and editing

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, videoconference

Languages: English

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