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. 


Martin Tran

Martin Tran

Image: A well-dressed Vietnamese American young man wearing stylish eyeglasses from Perry Ellis. 

Contact Martin: martintran198553 at yahoo.com 

My name is Martin Tran, and I am a disabled person living in San Jose California. I am a student at San Jose State University, and my major is Creative Arts and my minor is in journalism. I have disabilities in language that impact reading, writing, speaking, and vision. I am a bilingual. I speak Vietnamese and English. I hope to pursue careers in education and in journalism for the writing and designing aspect. Journalism is a passion of mine due to the work that they do from traveling, interviewing, and educating about current events. Education is a career that I would like to do to help students with services. I love to help others out. I was able to bring back Journalism at Evergreen Valley College and a developed a partnership with Braven for students at Evergreen who want to have a career after they graduate. Writing is a joy for me because it allows me to be creative and critical on what I read. I have connected with various professions for career development. I hope to work in a non profit setting to use my skills in my classes. I have been able to meet numerous challenges with my disabilities in school and in my daily life. Despite my disabilities, I hope to have a career in writing. People respect me for being resilient person. I worked with others to see their goals to become a reality. 

You can find Martin on Facebook

Recent clips: 

Braven: Choosing A Career in Journalism

Braxen x LinkedIn Hackathon Experience

Martin is available for personal essays and reported features

Additional communication availability: Text, chat, phone

Languages: English, Vietnamese

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