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. 


Mary Grace Whalen

Image: Smiling young-at-heart baby boomer with silver shoulder-length hair, brown eyes and a pewter sweater.  

Contact Mary: marygracewhalen at gmail.com 

I am a late-deafened woman who communicates with the help of two cochlear implants. Over the last 25 years, I have written and published over 50 articles with a focus on hearing loss. I have also written articles for the Hospice Foundation of America's publication Journeys. My experience also includes teaching writing and research courses at the college level. I am working on a book describing my personal journey at this time. 

I am a past president of the Westchester chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, a volunteer for the Cochlear Corporation and I travel as often as I can. 

Writing is my passion along with portraiture and being around nature. 

You can find Mary at her website, her blog, and Twitter @marygracewhalen

Find Mary's current clips here

Mary is available for personal essays and opinion editorial

Additional communication availability: Phone, Text, Chat

Languages: English, ASL (Basic)

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