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. 


Lisa J. Ellwood

Image: A middle-aged Lenape and Nanticoke (Delaware) Native American woman who looks much younger than she actually is wearing an olive green shirt and an Amazonian necklace looks directly into the camera. Her large brown eyes and long brown hair with bangs / a fringe dominate the image.

Contact Lisa: iconicimagerycreative at gmail.com 

A strong communicator with a distinctive voice, Lisa J. Ellwood is a Lenape and Nanticoke Native American resident in the UK. 

Ms.. Ellwood is a freelance journalist and writer and an active member of the Native American Journalists Association, Investigative Reporters & Editors, and the National Union of Journalists (UK). She has a B.A. Degree from Temple University with a major in Journalism and Advertising and minors in Marketing and French. Her specializations include Data Journalism and Visualization, NDN Country, Disability Rights, Mental Illness and Autism. 

Lisa's Disability Rights & UK Politics blog, The Creative Crip, has been featured in Society Guardian many times. She was a freelance Correspondent for Indian Country Today Media Network from September 2015 until its hiatus from active operations September 2017 as well as a Contributing Editor and Features Writer for The Promota Africa Magazine. In September 2011 the Left Foot Forward Political Blog cited her effective use of social media and blogging in its "Nomination for most influential left-wing thinker: The disabled rights community" feature. She has also been interviewed for Grazia Magazine (Australia) & appeared on radio shows internationally including Native Trailblazers. 

You can find Lisa at her website, LinkedIn, and Twitter @iconicimagery

Find Lisa's current clips here, and at Indian Country Today Media Network

Lisa is available as a source and for personal essays, opinion editorial, reported features, and investigative journalism

Additional communication availability: Videoconference (voice only)

Languages: English

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