♿ Disability & Media Expert | Staff Writer @BigValleyMktg | Freelance Lifestyle Writer | Founder @mediadisabled | @PRSA D+I Committee she/her

Washington, DC
Joined April 2009
I need to step away from advocacy work & Twitter for a few weeks so I can focus on pressing personal matters & my upcoming move. Thanks for understanding💫✨
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Signs on to Twitter: sees Madison Cawthorn is still a self-hating cripple who bullies others Signing back off.
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By Cawthorn’s idiotic logic, he shouldn’t be president. Sure he says he can stand but not really. And that’s ok! Disability & difficulty standing have no bearing on presidential abilities. F*ck off Cawthorn
The world is windy. We need a President who can stand.
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Also, just because you’re self-hating doesn’t mean you have to bring the rest of us down too
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Madison Cawthorn is a racist, ableist human. He thinks being disabled gives him the right to be ableist. Counterpoint: it does not. The media needs to stop being afraid of this asshole & call him out for the loser he is
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Me: God I love Harry Styles My mom: He's not wearing a shirt Me: Yeah. Even better. But listen to how good this song is #GRAMMYs
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This blog is a celebration of disabled women, but especially of my mom, @ladau_ellen. #LifeAtiLevel Image: my mom and I, both white women with brown hair, in our elevated power wheelchairs, sitting at a table and chatting in a brightly lit arcade (Photo taken pre-COVID.)
"I am not just a woman and I am not just disabled. I’m a disabled woman. One does not exist in me without the other." - @emily_ladau Let's celebrate the achievements of disabled women all year long. 👉 bit.ly/3eDTKfv #WomensHistoryMonth #Blog #LifeAtiLevel
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Remember when it came out that Prince William was cheating on Kate and the media just all agreed not to mention it
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Really bummed to hear about the BuzzFeed / HuffPo layoffs. If you’ve been affected and want to chat about building a career in journalism on your own terms, my DMs are open 💪
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What's going down at HuffPost today is awful & unconscionable. This is not how you let people know they're losing their jobs. Incredible journalists at HuffPo - I hope they land somewhere great soon <3
HuffPost employees, after a year of working through a pandemic that isn't over, were invited to a meeting today with the password "spring is here," where they were told 47 of them would be laid off. They would only know if they still had a job if they didn't receive an email by 1
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#DisabledJournos - @nytimes is hiring a journalism fellow to focus on disability issues, in partnership with @NCDJ_ASU This is an incredible opportunity. Please keep me posted if you apply or are shortlisted. Apps are due Mar 31st. #DisabledWriters nytimes.wd5.myworkdayjobs.co…
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Autistic and disabled activists have been asking for work-from-home, telehealth and curbside pickup for years. Imagine the trauma and poverty we could have avoided if abled people listened sooner. If we were raised not as liabilities, but assets. wsj.com/articles/as-remote-w…
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After years of trying and dreaming about it, I'm moving to DC next month. Depression & suicidal ideation are hard battles but life is worth fighting for. It took a lot of radical self-acceptance & patience to get here, but I'm so excited for the next chapter. My mood rn:
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Cutting toxic family out of your life I highly recommend. Our time on this planet is short; we don’t have time to waste on those who don’t want the best for us, who hurt us & who (try to) damage us. Meghan will be just fine with her family & without Thomas Markle.
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I thought someone was going around the neighborhood stealing mail at 5am... Turns out was just something called a paper boy? Except they use cars to deliver papers? Weird. Anyway, I feel better knowing there's not a mail thief running around
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I'm so disappointed in @MrWinMarshall showing support for a dangerous grifter and loser, Andy Ngo. I love Mumford & Sons. I (perhaps naively) didn't foresee Win saying something so misguided. I hope Marcus, Ben & Ted separate themselves from this.
"You're a brave man," Mumford & Sons' Winston Marshall tweeted. blbrd.cm/rsCnUNu
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Between Senator Sinema’s thumbs down fashion and Mumford & Sons’ alt right sympathies, things that were cool 12 years ago have faced a real reckoning this week.
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TFW...a member of your favorite band of all time breaks your heart. Especially knowing how much Marcus Mumford hates Trump...I just...I'm so confused
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