I have degrees in four-field anthropology, fashion and product design, and interdisciplinary sustainable business practices.
Weird hobbies like international financial and taxation regulation appeal to me.
But it's my unique perspective as a disabled individual that allows me to offer fresh insights and challenge societal norms.
While I don't always write about it, I'm tired of being one more grim American poverty and unemployment statistic. I do not accept your failure to recognize our capabilities.
It's time for a change.
I wrote and published my first book during the pandemic, taking a dark comedy turn through the personal and global impacts. My second book is coming out in 2024. Through a mix of policy analysis, social commentary, and creative storytelling, fact meets fiction in purpose-crafted characters and questions for our crazy times.
As a freelance writer, I've worked with clients to engage, inform, and sell. And sometimes just create oddball, goofy fun. Like many people, I've changed industries as the economy shifted, so I have niches that you might not expect. Lifelong learning? Check. Work reinvention? Check. That's become a standard part of the employment landscape.
In addition to my writing career, I take on design and performance projects here and there. I share some of my art, photos, and routines on my blog. Living with major health issues means participating in the ways that I can, always finding more paths to be employed. As a society, we're doing a poor job of including disabled people in earning power. If you are also on the journey to break through that barrier, welcome!