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. 

 

Robyn Powell

Robyn Powell

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Contact Robyn: robyn at robynpowell.com

Robyn Powell is a disability rights attorney, researcher, and freelance writer. Her work has appeared at The Establishment, Vice, Vox, Rewire News, Huffington Post, Bustle, DAME Magazine, and xoJane. Robyn writes about politics, disability policy, and women’s issues.

Robyn is currently pursuing her PhD at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Bridgewater State University, a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School, and a Masters of Arts degree in Social Policy from Brandeis University.

You can find Robyn on her website and on Twitter @rpowellesq

You can find Robyn's most recent clips on Contently, with selected clips below: 

Rewire, June 2017: How a Little-Known Provision of an Existing Law Could Lead to Geo-Tracking of People With Disabilities

Rewire, May 2017: The Americans With Disabilities Act Is Under Attack In Congress

Vox, January 2017: I'm a disabled woman. I'm scared about what Trump will do to my healthcare. 

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

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat, videoconference

Languages: English (Fluent)

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