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.
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
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)