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. 


Sarah Blahovec

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Contact Sarah: sblahov at gmail.com 

Sarah Blahovec is a disability rights activist and blogger in the Washington, DC area. She currently works for the National Council on Independent Living as their Disability Vote Organizer. Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease and other chronic conditions, Sarah discovered her disability identity after college and brings a perspective as someone who identifies as medically ill and disabled. She is particularly interested in voting rights and access, civic engagement among disabled people, intersectionality, healthcare policy, and the inclusion of chronic illness in the independent living movement and disability community. 

She graduated in 2014 from American University with a degree in International Studies. 

You can find Sarah on Twitter @Sblahov

Find Sarah's current clips here

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

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat, videoconference

Languages: English

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