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

Featured SpAN Author: Nicole Zelniker
Activism and Advocacy / Featured Author

Featured SpAN Author: Nicole Zelniker

Nicole Zelniker (she/her) is a writer, activist, and podcast producer at The Nasiona. Nicole is also the author of Mixed, a non-fiction book about race and mixed-race families, and Last Dance, a collection of short stories. Dress Rehearsal, another short fiction piece, appears in the award-nominated Nothing Without Us anthology. You can check out the rest of … 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

All of What Makes Me a Spoonie is Invisible
Activism and Advocacy / Connecting / Invisible disabilities

All of What Makes Me a Spoonie is Invisible

I’d like to think of myself as a pretty well-informed person when it comes to the disability community. Still, I hadn’t even heard the term “Spoonie” until I began following more self-identified Spoonies on Twitter in the last year or so. Many of them I discovered through writing a short story for the Nothing Without … Continue reading

Managing Spoons in 2020, featuring Dorothy Ellen Palmer
Activism and Advocacy / Author interviews / Managing Spoons in 2020 / Spoonie Challenges

Managing Spoons in 2020, featuring Dorothy Ellen Palmer

Editor’s note: As promised, this Fall season brings us a new series called Managing Spoons in 2020. It’s been a heck of a year for many of us, so I decided to ask fellow Spoonies how they’ve been handling it. I’m so thrilled to have you with us on the Spoonie Authors Network. Please tell … Continue reading

Managing Spoons in 2020, featuring Christina Robins
Activism and Advocacy / Author interviews / Managing Spoons in 2020 / Spoonie Challenges

Managing Spoons in 2020, featuring Christina Robins

Editor’s note: As promised, this Fall season brings us a new series called Managing Spoons in 2020. It’s been a heck of a year for many of us, so I decided to ask fellow Spoonies how they’ve been handling it. Content note: Mentions of suicide, abuse, and rape. It’s so great to have you join … Continue reading