Katie Rose Guest Pryal
IPPY-award-winning author, keynote speaker, professor of law and creative writing. #ActuallyAutistic. She/Her.
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Updated June 2021

So you’ve decided you want to send a newsletter to help you connect with your readers. You’ve created a Mailchimp, Tinyletter (which is owned by Mailchimp), or MailerLite (what I use) account. You’ve taught yourself the software. You’re totally ready to do this.

Wait. You’re totally not

By Katie Rose Guest Pryal and Karrie Higgins

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This month, physicist Stephen Hawking died. A brilliant scientist, he changed the face of science. And he was disabled: he was nearly fully paralyzed. He did a vast amount of his work with the help of assistive technology: a mobility chair, a…

Para-athlete sprinting on blade prosthetics at Rio Olympics in 2016. Are you inspired?

You’ve seen the images of inspiration porn, the posters or memes, a small child running with a leg prosthetic, with a inspo-phrase like, “The only thing stopping you is you,” or something equally gag-worthy.

The audience of these posters, these memes, is not disabled people. We know exactly how hard…

A.J. Finn is the author of the runaway bestselling thriller The Woman in the Window. His real name is Dan Mallory. He is also, according to a recent profile in The New Yorker magazine, a manipulative, scheming, liar.

The profile is partially an indictment of the publishing industry, which will…

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Kelly and Katie, editors of DISABILITY ACTS, have been hard at work the past few weeks. Although DA has been quiet, we’ve been ducks, paddling hard under the water’s surface while things look placid above. (That’s such a great metaphor.)

We started small, just a couple of disabled writers +…

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**Submissions are currently closed while we review the ones we have received. When we open them again, we’ll note it here. Thank you to those who have submitted.**

DISABILITY ACTS, this magazine here, is looking for a few — 2, 3, maybe 4, columnists to write monthly columns for the…

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This week, we’re featuring a podcast out of the UK that you should know about.

The Diss(ability) Track is created by two disabled podcasters; they cover disabled issues in the UK—issues that are relevant to anyone interested in disability rights.

First we interview Wedaeli and Steph, and then we provide…

Update: March 2021

DISABILITY ACTS closed its doors in March of 2021.

As a fully volunteer-run magazine, we worked as long as we could to share the voices of disabled writers. We will keep the magazine online so that all of the important writing that we published will remain available.

The contributions we…

Co-author: Jillian Weise

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Recently, the Chronicle of Higher Education published a massive, gorgeous, multi-vocal, intersectional, multimedia piece on gender, power, and the academy. Titled “The Awakening: Women and Power in the Academy,” the piece featured thirty-one authors and artists who contributed pieces on sexual harassment, sexual violence, gender oppression, and more.

The pieces…

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