About the author

I am a graduate student enrolled in Hofstra University’s journalism program and a former Assistant Editor at the award-winning Long Island Report. I’m a freelance writer and former intern at Long Island Pulse Magazine. I have a B.A, in English with a concentration in Publishing from Hofstra.

Photo by: Mike Staincamp

Photo by: Mike Staincamp

I enjoy writing features, most often in the arts & culture or entertainment genres and I’ve always been inspired by film and television, despite rarely seeing my experiences authentically represented there. As a wheelchair user and part Hispanic woman, I’m hyper-aware of stereotypes perpetuated in the arts and news media. I wanted to write a story that explained the importance of authentic representation and celebrated people and organizations working to change the perception of the disabled community through art and advocacy. The idea to explore web series and disability came after I discovered “The Guild” and Teal Sherer’s “My Gimpy Life.”


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