writing

Writing

Here is a selection of my writing clips. For additional work, visit my Contently portfolio.

DISABILITY

Dating with a Disability / The New York Times (Spanish version)
Drowning Without Water / The New York Times
How Equity Is Lost When Companies Hire Only Workers With Disabilities / The New York Times
What journalists can do better to cover the disability beat / Columbia Journalism Review – most widely read story on publication day
30 Years Later, Disabled Americans Are Still Fighting For Their Civil RightsHuffPost
Overlooked No More: Kitty Cone, Trailblazer of the Disability Rights MovementThe New York Times
What It’s Like Being BIPOC With A Disability In America / Refinery29
How Employers Weed Out Disabled People From Their Hiring Pools / HuffPost
‘Crip Camp’ Could Finally Make Disability Rights A Mainstream Political Movement / HuffPost
People Most Vulnerable To Coronavirus Are Urging Others To Stay Home. Here’s Why.  / HuffPost
Why It Took Me Years To Become A Proud Disabled Woman / HuffPost
I’m Disabled and I Get Sexually Harassed — Here’s Why That Matters / Teen Vogue
Traveling while disabled comes with a steep price tag / Quartz
Marriage Institutions Aren’t Just Sexist — They’re Ableist And Disrespectful To People With DisabilitiesEveryday Feminism
Disabled People Don’t Need To Be “Fixed” — We Need A Cure For Ableism / Everyday Feminism
We’ve Been Talking About Serge Kovaleski All Wrong / Bustle
Betsy DeVos Doesn’t Understand The Needs Of Disabled Kids In Public Schools / Bustle

CULTURE

Who Is Book Publishing For? Not Women Of Color / Bustle
Long Road To Hollywood: Why Actors With Disabilities Have Yet To Be Recognized / HuffPost
Is It OK To Fetishize A Person’s Identity? Well, It’s Complicated. / HuffPost
‘Orange Is The New Black’ Actor Diane Guerrero Reclaims Family Deportation Story / HuffPost
Jillian Mercado On Being A Disabled Latina Model: ‘We’re Not Going Anywhere’ / HuffPost
Hollywood’s Disability Problem Goes Way Beyond Bryan Cranston / HuffPost
‘Wonder’ Doesn’t Deserve An Oscar For Casting A Non-Disabled Actor In Its Leading Role / Bustle
Hijabi Ballerina Stephanie Kurlow Is Breaking Down Boundaries / Bustle
Profile of Tyler Glenn, lead vocalist For Neon Trees / LADYGUNN Magazine
Who’s a New Yorker? Chick-fil-A knows / The Midtown Gazette
The Modern Love Club Offers Feminist Matchmaking / Bustle
How These Couples Turned a One-Night Stand Into a Long-Term Relationship / Men’s Health

POLITICS

The 2020 Election Has Been Groundbreaking For Disability Rights — But Now What?HuffPost
Julián Castro’s Latest Plan Tackles Disability Rights: ‘There Are No Second-Class Citizens’HuffPost
Disability Advocates Are Fighting a Dangerous Insurance Policy in the MidwestRewire
Pete Buttigieg Reveals New Plan To Expand Rights For People With Disabilities / HuffPost
Why I Couldn’t Leave Hillary Clinton’s Victory Party — Even When I Knew She Lost / Bustle
I’m A Disabled Woman. Here’s Why Ohio’s Down Syndrome Abortion Ban Disgusts MeBustle
9 Women Baby Boomers On Hillary Clinton’s Possible Victory / Bustle
This Is How Devastating Repealing The ACA Would Be Bustle

GENDER & LGBTQ ISSUES
What #MeToo Means To TeenagersThe New York Times
How Drag Queen Story Hour Is Bringing LGBTQ+ Pride To The Deep South — Despite The ProtestsBustle
For LGBTQ Youth, #MeToo Is Not a Heteronormative IssueRewire
How To Respond To Gender Bias In The Workplace / Bustle
8 LGBTQ Activists Share What “Love Means Love” Means / Bustle
How The United States Ranks In Gender Equality / Bustle
Trump’s Reversal Of Transgender Bathroom Guidelines Is Something Every Feminist Should Be Concerned About / Bustle

ASIAN AMERICAN AFFAIRS

Andrew Yang Says Asians Need To ‘Show Our American-ness’ In Order To Avoid Racism / HuffPost
This Is What It’s Like To Be An Asian Woman In The Age Of The Coronavirus / HuffPost
I Almost Didn’t Tell My Chinese Parents I Was Going To Therapy — Here’s Why I Did Anyway / Bustle
One year later, does New York still recognize the yellow umbrella? / The Midtown Gazette
What It’s Like Being Disabled And Asian In America / HuffPost