I was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare neuromuscular disease, at a young age, and was given nine years to live. Now, at 28 years old, I have surpassed all expectations, and have dedicated my life to the pursuit of disability justice.
I’m a storyteller at heart, with a love of the horrific and whimsical. Over the years, I’ve written everything from poetry to personal essays; my work has been published in a variety of literary magazines and anthologies.
I have degrees in psychology and community care and am always thinking about the intersection of disability and mental health. I live in snowy Minnesota with the cat of my heart, Rey. If I’m not writing, I’m probably indulging my imagination through ritual and art.