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Contact Madeline: klein23m at mtholyoke.edu
I've 24 years old, and been writing stories since about the age of seven, and nonfiction pieces for school and later for student political newsletters in high school and college. I'm autistic with several mental health issues, multiple sclerosis, and type 1 diabetes. This has influenced my fiction writing by making me relate to non-NT characters much more, and has made me more interested in body horror than I would probably otherwise be. I'm nonbinary trans and bisexual. I'm ethnically Jewish, white and middle class, and American from upstate New York. I went to college at Mount Holyoke and graduated May 2016. I'm now trying to find a better job or figure out what to do for graduate school. I would like to write but have not found any one topic exclusively that interests me.
I've written about politics multiple times for Mount Holyoke Radix, specifically both the 2016 election and the politics of autism in our culture and national discourse. I also enjoy reviewing movies (my YouTube channel is SpecialSnowflakeTV, although my videos are very unpolished), and more recently food and restaurants.
Something New For the First Time Forever: "The Monster of Gray Lake"
My Autistic Palate, June 2017: "My Chinese buffet apologism and a brief tangent on 'authenticity'"
Mount Holyoke Radix, October 2015: "Violence and Autism: The Correlation We Don't Talk About"
Madeline is available for personal essays, opinion editorial, and reported features
Additional communication availability: Text, chat
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Written Fluency, Spoken Basic)