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Writing Characters Who Share Your Disability and More with Elissa Grossell Dickey
Podcast

Writing Characters Who Share Your Disability and More with Elissa Grossell Dickey

This week’s episode of the Spoonie Authors Podcast features debut author Elissa Grossell Dickey. Elissa Grossell Dickey is a former journalist who now works in higher education communications. Stories have always been a big part of Elissa’s life—from getting lost in a book as a child to now reading bedtime stories to her kids. As a columnist … Continue reading

Traditional publishing says it wants diverse voices, but does it really?
Activism and Advocacy / Crafting characters / Represention

Traditional publishing says it wants diverse voices, but does it really?

Traditional publishing says it wants diverse voices but when presented with them, they either tone them down to be more acceptable to the neurotypicals, or they make them so ridiculous and centre the neurotypicals, or worse, when speaking of POC, they center whiteness. I am very proud of a novel I wrote, which I have … Continue reading

The Power of Creativity and the Disabled Writing Community
Activism and Advocacy / Anxiety / chronic fatigue / chronic pain / cons / Fibromyalgia / internalized ableism / Living fully

The Power of Creativity and the Disabled Writing Community

I spent 2014 in an acute state of fear. Yeah, I know that seems hyperbolic, but I was quite terrified. The chronic pain I had been experiencing from the neuropathy of fibromyalgia had levelled up to a state where it felt like someone had injected several areas of my body with burning hot, vibrating curling … Continue reading