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Disability, Comics, and Entrepreneurship with Mugabi Byenkya: A Spoonie Authors Podcast
Podcast

Disability, Comics, and Entrepreneurship with Mugabi Byenkya: A Spoonie Authors Podcast

Don’t like the podcast format? Scroll down to find the full transcript for this episode! Today we are joined by poet, novelist, and comics writer Mugabi Byenkya! Mugabi Byenkya is an award-winning writer, poet and occasional rapper. Mugabi was longlisted for the Babishai Niwe Poetry Award in 2015. His essays and poetry have been published in The … Continue reading

Learning the Hard Way
neurodiversity / Post-concussion syndrome / Spoonie Challenges / Working / Writing journey

Learning the Hard Way

Sometimes you gotta learn things the hard way. Typically that refers to making the mistakes people tried to warn you about. In this case, learning the hard way meant having a concussion (two, actually) axed the coping skills that used to work for me and to finally learn some useful things about myself: 1) I was … Continue reading

Welcome to Disability (a House with Infinite Rooms)
Activism and Advocacy / Connecting / Getting support / Spoonie Challenges

Welcome to Disability (a House with Infinite Rooms)

Hi there. You’re new here. You and maybe one hundred forty-one million, five hundred thousand others. That’s a guess. An imperfect one, because the data is young and ever-changing and because lots of folks lived in this house before a brand-new Goldilocks broke in and started judging our food and lodgings. Too metaphorical? Probably. Let … Continue reading

The Writing Process, Editing a Short Story Magazine, and More with Jaecyn Boné: a Spoonie Authors Podcast
Podcast

The Writing Process, Editing a Short Story Magazine, and More with Jaecyn Boné: a Spoonie Authors Podcast

Transcript below! Our first Spoonie Authors Podcast of the year introduces Jaecyn Boné, author of many short stories, co-founder of Limeoncello, and a novelist about to enter the query trenches. You can find out more about Jaecyn here! The Spoonie Authors Podcast is part of the Spoonie Authors Network, an initiative dedicated to building community … Continue reading

Call for Submissions: Nothing Without Us Too
Books/Anthologies / Represention / Submissions / Writing Opportunities

Call for Submissions: Nothing Without Us Too

Once again, editors Cait Gordon and Talia C. Johnson are joining up for another multi-genre fiction anthology. Nothing Without Us, their first anthology, became a Prix Aurora Award finalist for Best Related Work and has so far been taught three times as part of a disability studies course at Trent University! For Nothing Without Us … Continue reading

Paddling, with a belt on
ankylosing spondylitis / Spoonie Challenges / Writing journey

Paddling, with a belt on

Hey, nice to meet you. I’m Michelle. I’m a novelist, a radio professional, and a disabled person. I have ankylosing spondylitis, an immune-mediated auto-inflammatory disease that’s trying to destroy my hips, seize my rib cage, and turn my spine into one lone bone — oh, and chew on the rest of my joints for snacks. … Continue reading