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 Jenkins

Lisa Jenkins

Image: A close up of a white woman with long red hair smiling at the camera at an angle.

Contact Lisa: lisaannejenkins at gmail.com

Born in Hong Kong, to itinerant parents from New Zealand, ensured that my life would be global and has given me the ability to always see ‘the bigger picture’. My early years included both Amsterdam & New York before the family settled in London. Growing up around the advertising business in the early eighties exposed me to some great creative influences, many of which continued to provide mentorship and inspiration as my own career started to develop. My family bequeathed me with an unquenchable desire to travel, and over the past 25 years I have been able to explore some pretty obscure corners of Europe, USA, Asia, North Africa, New Zealand and Australia.  

This combination of interests and experiences is at the very core of my professional life. Literature, art & music have continued to be an important part of my life. At this time I also chose to change my career path. I decided to write about the subjects I was most passionate about; music, art and travel, for websites such as Bearded Magazine, God Is In The TV, Lady Adventurer, and The 405.

For the last 5 years I have also been a contributor to the highly respected and award winning website The Quietus, and in the past I have been Arts & Culture Editor for God Is In The TV Zine (Top 10 Worldwide Performing Art Blogs as nominated by Arts Media Contacts). I have also been interviewed for the BBC Ouch Website, the Khandie Klub on Secklow Sounds Radio, and appeared on the BBC Radio 1 documentary ‘Let Me Into The Music’ presented by DJ Nihal. In 2014, I contributed a piece to The Feminist Times, investigating disability & sexuality. I also sat on the panel for 'Women In Journalism' at Wowzers Festival. I have also been a finalist in the Dagda Publishing ‘Overcoming Obstacles’ poetry competition.

You can find Lisa at her website and on Instagram and Twitter @lisaannejenkins

Find Lisa's current clips here

Lisa is available for opinion editorial and investigative journalism. 

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat, videoconference

Languages: English (Fluent)

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