Social Media for Disabled Writers

The following is a list of social media links and hashtags useful for disabled authors, or those writing about disability, including mental illness.

* Inclusion here does not equal endorsement. Please do your own research before participating.

All links are current as of August 2020. If you find a non-working link, or if you know an organization that should be added to / deleted from this list, please let me know.

Thank you!

— Nicole Melanson

 

Facebook Groups:

Disabled, Deaf, and Chronically Ill Australian Writers

A group for Australian writers with chronic illness and disability and who are Deaf. The network is about sharing blogs, tips and resources, and doing some challenges, rather than focusing on diagnoses/treatments/cures for illnesses and disabilities. Hopefully there will be some face to face meet ups too!

 

*New* Writers and Poets with Disabilities

This is a group for sharing ideas, new publications, articles, and so on based expressly around being a writer who identifies as having a disability.

 

Writers with Disabilities

This group is for any writer with a disability. Writers can exchange ideas and post their writing here. This can also be a place to talk about the best way to get works published. Yes you can even advertise your books. Blogs are not considered writing in the context of this group. Therefore we would be grateful if you don’t post them here.

 

Disabled Kidlit Writers

A group for all disabled kidlit authors to support each other, talk about writing, ask questions, get advice, and celebrate successes! (You don’t have to *only* write kidlit, but it should be something you do write.)

 

Hashtags:

#DLit

#DisabilityLit

#DisabledWriters

#OwnVoices (authors have firsthand experience with whatever they’re writing about)

#SickLit

#WeNeedDiverseBooks / #WNDB (inclusive of disability)

 

Chats:

#CripLit is a 60-75 min Twitter chat for and about disabled writers. It is co-hosted by Nicole Griffith @nicolaz and Alice Wong @DisVisibility with different guest hosts. The chats are archived on Wakelet.

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