May 19, 2021

Here on the blog, I feature a bi-weekly interview with an expert on how to write about a character with a chronic illness or disability that they struggle with. While I still recommend getting a sensitivity reader for your work, use these posts to consider how you can accurately portray disabled characters. Today’s feature is…

May 12, 2021

Irritable bowel syndrome is a socially unacceptable illness, because it involves bowels, bathrooms, and pooping—topics most acquaintances don’t want to hear about. When you tell people that you have a chronic illness or a disability (depending on what terms you’re comfortable with using—that is up to you!), you might hear the response, “Do you mind…

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Allison Alexander is the author of Super Sick: Making Peace with Chronic Illness, the Editorial Director at Mythos & Ink publishing, and a co-host of the Wayfarer’s Guide to Worldbuilding podcast. She regularly writes about how disability is represented in fiction and reviews sci-fi and fantasy books.

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