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. 

 

Stefanie Lyn Kaufman

Image: A headshot of Stefanie Lyn Kaufman, a white Latinx with blonde hair in a ponytail, holding a white cane in her right hand, with eyes almost shut due to sunlight! 

Contact Stefanie: stefanielyn.lets at gmail.com

Stefanie Lyn Kaufman is a Brown University graduate, with dual-degrees in Medical Anthropology and Contemplative Studies. In 2013, she founded Project LETS, which is an inclusive community committed to centering the voices of folks with lived experience in mental health care treatment, while delivering peer-led and socially competent services. Stefanie approaches her work through various layers of lived experience, and focuses her writing on: ableism in higher education, social models of disability, and institutional psychiatric abuse. During her time at Brown, she was involved with WORD! Spoken Word Poetry, and continues to seek outlets to express her voice, thoughts, and (perpetually angry) opinions.

You can find Stefanie at Project LETS, on Twitter @stefkaufmanFacebook, Instagram @ProjectLets and LinkedIn

Clips: 

Let's Erase the Stigma, June 2017: Disabled Folks are an Oppressed Group with a History of Organizing

Medium, September 2017: Waking Up on Suicide Watch

Medium, August 2015: Forgetting How to Walk on Old Legs (Bullshit Ensues When the World Won't Accommodate Disabled People)

Stefanie is available for personal essays, opinion editorial, investigative journalism, and audio stories

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat, videoconference

Languages: English (Fluent), American Sign Language (Fluent)

 

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