Brianna Albers (she/her) is a crip cyborg storyteller living in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

By day, Brianna works as a disability and mental health advocate. She consults as a patient ambassador for SMA My Way and writes the column “The Wolf Finally Frees Itself” for SMA News Today.

By night, Brianna writes about disabled girls, monster love, and the stars. She is in the process of making the book of her heart, Waning Crescent, the best it can be. Her work can be found in Going Further: Imagining the Futures of Mobility, Gravel, Shakespeare and Punk, and Fanzine, among others.

Brianna graduated with her B.A. in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2017 and her M.A. in Community Care from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2020. In 2016, she founded Monstering, a magazine for disabled women and nonbinary people; in 2017, she co-founded ZRIE, a private new media collective.

Brianna loves fairy tales, cosmic horror, and the purple heart emoji. When she’s not wishing for a monster husband of her own, she’s dreaming up ways for stories to change the world. Find her on social media @briehalbers.