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)
Disabled Doctors Were Called Too ‘Weak’ To Be In Medicine. It’s Hurting The Entire System.HuffPost
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
Drowning Without Water / The New York Times
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
My Disability Is Obvious In Job Interviews. Is That A Bad Thing? / Refinery29
Traveling while disabled comes with a steep price tag / Quartz
Emily Barker Wants Accessibility To Become The Norm / HuffPost
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
Hulu’s ‘Run’ Is A Classic Thriller — Except For 1 Major ThingHuffPost
‘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

In A Racism-Fueled Pandemic, Asian Americans Find Healing Through Art And StorytellingHuffPost
Andrew Yang Says Asians Need To ‘Show Our American-ness’ In Order To Avoid Racism / HuffPost
Alice Wong Wants To Make Space For More Disabled Asian Americans Like HerHuffPost
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