Calling all Spoonies for the Spoonie Authors Podcast!
Author interviews / Connecting / Podcast / Represention / Spoonie Challenges / Writing journey

Calling all Spoonies for the Spoonie Authors Podcast!

Are you a Spoonie? Do you write? Then the Spoonie Authors Podcast wants YOU! The Spoonie Authors Podcast is dedicated to promoting disabled authors and educating the public about disability issues inside and outside of publishing. Each episode will feature an interview with a different author. If you are an author who is disabled, Deaf, … Continue reading

Charity™ and Disabled Futurity
Anthology / Books/Anthologies / Crafting characters / Represention

Charity™ and Disabled Futurity

Editor’s note: I invited Derek Newman-Stille to share with us their own experience with writing fiction, as some people might only know them as a champion in elevating speculative fiction authors and/or disabled voices. Their short story, Charity™, is the grand finale of the Nothing Without Us anthology. Most of my writing about disability has … Continue reading

Becoming a Sensitivity Editor of Indigenous Content
Crafting characters / editing / Represention

Becoming a Sensitivity Editor of Indigenous Content

The thing about sensitivity editing, and looking for content that might be inaccurate or offensive, is that no particular group is a monolith. This is the thought that entered my head when I was asked to be a sensitivity editor for any Indigenous content that appeared in the forthcoming anthology, Nothing Without Us. There are … Continue reading

Spoonie Spotlight: Talia C. Johnson
Author interviews / Autism / Offering Support / Represention / Spoonie Spotlight

Spoonie Spotlight: Talia C. Johnson

It’s your friendly neighbourhood SpAN Editor here. I thought for the start of 2019, it would be great to highlight how our contributors (and other awesome humans) are using their spoons! For this week’s Spoonie Spotlight, we’re featuring Talia C. Johnson, who does so many thing with her life, I just wanted you to learn … Continue reading

Me, ableist? That’s cr*zy!
Connecting / Crafting characters / Offering Support / Represention

Me, ableist? That’s cr*zy!

Content warning: This article deals with terms that can be hurtful to people who manage disabilities, mental illness, or other medical conditions. I mention these terms to educate about why we should choose other words instead. If the title of this article made you cringe, then I feel hopeful because you recognized a term originally … Continue reading