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. 


Melissa Iacona

Melissa Iacona

Image: A headshot of Melissa Iacona, dark hair and porcelain skin looking very much her age of 29 years old

Contact Melissa: melissamiacona at gmail.com

I am 29 years old with a Rare Disease called VACTERL Syndrome. I work in Human Resources and I have created a blog about being a "not so average" Stepford wife. I love to crochet and read as well as sew. I am currently writing a novel and a bunch of short stories.

You can find Melissa at her website, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter @ladymsworld

Find Melissa's recent clips here

Melissa is available as a source and for personal essays and opinion editorial

Additional communication availability: Text

Languages: English (Fluent)

Rosemary Collins

Rosemary Collins

Kianan Rowan Abrams