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. 

 

Pippa Stacey

Image: Portrait photograph of a young adult female with long brunette hair and blue eyes, wearing a patterned top and smiling.

Contact Pippa: lifeofpippablog at gmail.com

I'm a Yorkshire born-and-bred writer, currently working for a disability charity. My work has been published for a variety of organisations including The Huffington Post, MTV, Scope, Disability Rights UK, as well as multiple chronic illness charities and patient groups. My experience lies in long-term conditions, invisible illness, disability, accessible employment, student life, theatre, books, and fundraising.

In 2015, I founded my own social enterprise: Spoonie Survival Kits. 'Spoonie' being the slang word for somebody with a chronic illness, the kits are little bags of happiness to provide comfort to recipients and remind them that they haven't been forgotten. To date, we have raised almost £4,000 for various charities, and we also now provide accessible volunteering opportunities to those with long-term conditions. Find out more about us at www.spooniesurvivalkits.com.

As mentioned, I also enjoy theatre and books, and blog about these in a personal capacity. Accessible theatre is particularly important to me, and I rate every show I see on a 'chronic illness-friendly scale', in the hope of making the industry more inclusive for all. You can keep up to date with my theatre reviews, bookish chats and general life shenanigans at www.lifeofpippa.co.uk, and get in touch with me at lifeofpippablog at gmail.com for media enquiries, advocacy opportunities, or just a general chit-chat; I'll pop the kettle on.

You can find Pippa at her website, Instagram, and Twitter @lifeofpippa_

Clips: 

Life Of Pippa, January 2018: Employing Disabled People Isn't An Act Of Charity

MTV, December 2017: 7 Awkward Customer Service Experiences Every Wheelchair User Has Encountered

The Huffington Post, July 2017: Using Mobility Aids When You Have An Invisible Illness

 

Pippa is available as a source and for personal essays, opinion editorial, and reported features

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat

Languages: English (Fluent)

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