Selected Works

 

Poetry, Fiction, & Essays

Sixteen Nights Into June // The Rain, Party & Disaster Society // May 2014 (P)

*Melanin. Bones. Water. // Cactus Heart Press Literary Magazine // January 2015 (P)

*To Sad Black Girls // Great Weather For Media Anthology // August 1, 2015 (P)

Bad Bones & Moments // Public Pool // August 11th, 2016 (P)

*Sweet Tooth // Saturday Night Reader // May 22, 2015 (F)

I Loved Georgia, too. // Vine Leaves Literary Journal //April 2015 (F)

Wanderlust, // Rufous City Review // January 2016 (F)

MY SISTER’S VERY OWN GREEN-EYED MONSTER…ME // Femsplain // August 27, 2015 (NF E)

My Confidence, My Camera Phone and My Cerebral Palsy // Femsplain // December 16, 2015 (NF E)

233 Jackson // Atticus Review // Jan, 27, 2016 (NF E)

Disability Representation and the Problem with “Inspiration Porn,” // The Toast // April 14, 2016 (NF E)

Love, Disability and Movies // Catapult // April 27, 2016  (NF E)

The Whitewashing of Disability: Trolls, #DisabilityTooWhite and The Fight for Proper Representation  // The Fem Lit Magazine // May 20, 2016 (NF E)

​Season Four Of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Has A Race Problem // The Establishment // June 30th, 2016 (R)

The Freedom of a Ponytail  //  Lenny Letter // July 6th, 2016 (NF E)

On Time and Nostalgia // Femsplain // July 26, 2016 (NF E)

The Magic That Lives // Wildness // Aug 12th, 2016 (NF E)

Disabled and empowered — Why I’m championing strong black female athletes // ESPNW // Aug 19th, 2016 (NF E)

The Well-Heeled Life: Shoes, Ability, And Fear  // The New Inquiry // September 8, 2016 (NF E)

Disabled People of Color Struggle To Be Heard  // The Establishment // October 14th, 2016 (NF E)

How I Relate to the DAPL Protests as a Black Woman // Teen Vogue // December 2, 2016 (NF E)

The Two Books That Saved My Young Life  // LitHub // December 8, 2016 (NF E)

How Solange and Morgan Parker Inspired Me To Write My Herorine  //  Catapult // December 20, 2016 (NF E)

The Sport of Keeping Us Together–Football  //  ESPNW // December 30, 2016 (NF E)

The Choice // AFLW Magazine // February 4, 2017 (NF E)

Every Day It’s a Roller Coaster  // Lenny Letter // March 7, 2017 (NF E)

5 Women of Color Who Are Changing the World For The Better  //  Book Riot // March 9, 2017 (NF A)

I’m Celebrating Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month For The First Time // Teen Vogue // March 24, 2017 (NF E)

High School Students Write Racial Literacy Textbook  // Teen Vogue // March 31, 2017 (NF A)

How One Woman Celebrates Her Disability with the #DisabledAndCute Hashtag  // Essence // May 2, 2017 (NF E)

Why Lipstick Makes Me Feel So Empowered As A Disabled Woman  // Allure // June 1st, 2017 (NF E)

Disabled People Are Not An Inconvenience // Harpers Bazaar //  June 23, 2017 (NF O)

Our Enraging, Beautiful, Hungry Bodies  // The Rumpus // August 2nd, 2017  (NF E R)

“HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES” IS A COLLECTION FULL OF QUEER BOLD WOMEN // Bitch Media // October 3rd, 2017  (NF R)

When Will We Learn To Listen to Black Women?  // Dame Magazine // October 17, 2017 (NF E)

Writing My Way Out // Lenny Letter // November 7th, 2017 (NF E)

Roxane Gay Wants You to See Fat People as Humans //  Harper’s Bazaar //  November 13th, 2017 (NF R)

Twitter. I Just Can’t Quit You // Dame Magazine // November 14th, 2017 (NF E)

Young People Are Our Hope: Talking With Lilliam Rivera  // The Rumpus // December 20th, 2017 (NF I)

Respect My Disabled Body  // National Eating Disorders Association Blog // February 28, 2018 (NF B)

 Where’s the Happily Ever After for Black Women?  // Harper’s Bazaar // March 9th, 2018  (O)

Saying Stephen Hawking Is “Free” From His Wheelchair Is Ableist  // Teen Vogue // March 14, 2018 (NF E)

How Fashion Brands Can—and Should—Address Shoppers With Disabilities  // Glamour Magazine // March 22, 2018  (NF A)

We Are All Unruly: The body on the other side of self-hatred // Medium Unruly Bodies pop-up Magazine // April 3, 2018 (NF E)

What Grey’s Anatomy Taught Me About Female Friendship  // Medium Off-Beat Zine // May 24th, 2018 (NF E)

“13 Reasons Why” Shows How Television Needs to Do Better With Disability  // Teen Vogue // May 25th, 2018 (O)

What It’s Like to Be a Disabled Model in the Fashion Industry  // Teen Vogue // September 5th, 2018  Cover Story.

 

*Print publication. No online version available at this time.

(NF) = Nonfiction

(E) = Essay

(O) = Opinion

(P) = Poetry

 

(R) = Review

(P) = Profile

(I) = Interview

(B) = Blog

(A) = Article

CLIPS

The Spring Premieres Perfect For Binge-Watching // Cliché Magazine // April 27, 2016

Christina Jackson Tells Us What Makes WGN’s ‘Outsiders’ So Unique // Cliché Magazine // March 25, 2016

Watch Beyonce Get in “Formation,” // Cliché Magazine // February 7, 2016

Tia Mowry Interview // Cliché Magazine // November 13, 2015

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