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. 

 

Megan Zahneis

Image: A young white woman with glasses and light brown hair in a bob haircut is shown smiling at the camera. She is wearing a black blazer over a black-and-white patterned top. 

Contact Megan: meganzahneis at gmail.com

Megan Zahneis is a student journalist at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. There, she is a member of the editorial board of the weekly campus newspaper, The Miami Student, and editor of The Miami Student Magazine, which published its first print issue in fall 2017. Her work has been named a finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists' regional Mark of Excellence student journalism awards in nonfiction magazine writing and in-depth reporting. 

Megan enjoys exploring the intersection of leadership and disability through her work with the Miami University Students with Disabilities Advisory Council (where she is a founding member and co-president) and the DREAM (Disability Rights, Education, Activism, and Mentoring) national board. She has presented at multiple conferences and led faculty workshops on the student experience of disability. 

Megan believes in the power of well-told true stories and is pursuing opportunities that will allow her to practice bringing those stories to the world.

You can find Megan at her website, LinkedIn, and Twitter @meganzahneis

Find Megan's current clips here

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

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat, videoconference (video and voice)

Languages: English (fluent), ASL (learner)

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