Ann Millett-Gallant received her PhD in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and teaches online courses based on visual culture for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her research crosses the disciplines of Art History and Disability Studies. She has written and co-edited several books and journal essays. She is also a painter and mixed-media collage artist. Her website is annmg.com
Anuj Vaidya is an artist/educator/student whose work meanders around the themes of queer ecologies. This work was made in collaboration with the Pig Brigade, an abolitionist artivist collective comprised of university students, faculty and community members, at UC Davis.
Sarah Cavar (they/them) is currently pursuing their PhD in cultural studies at UC Davis, focusing on queercrip/transmad digital epistemologies. Cavar is also author of two forthcoming chapbooks, A HOLE WALKED IN (Sword & Kettle Press, 2020) and THE DREAM JOURNALS (giallo lit, 2021), and edits at Stone of Madness Press.
Returned from Europe after 25 years, Cheryl Caesar now teaches writing at Michigan State University and protests injustices, especially in her new chapbook Flatman: Poems of Protest in the Trump Era, available from Amazon.
Claire K. Robbins
Claire K. Robbins lives in Blacksburg, Virginia, with Frayda’s other human, Nicholas. They continue to celebrate the life of their soft, pointy girl, who died peacefully in May at age 13.
Dan Christmann is a man (?) without a plan, Stan. He lives, he breathes, and makes things with his mind.
Hilda Smith is a queer, trans and disabled person who is a vanguard of new and radical social justice work, focusing on disability, addiction, and knowledge mobilization. They recently finished their doctorate in Critical Disability Studies at York University.
Jessica Stokes has a purple wheelchair and a lot of hair. She lives in Michigan.
Jonathan W. Thurston
Jonathan W. Thurston (they/them) is an HIV activist and has written Blood Criminals, a journalistic exposé of HIV in 21st century America. They live in Lansing with their fiance Izzy and their dog Temerita.
Kimberly Ann Priest is the author of Slaughter the One Bird (Sundress 2021), Parrot Flower (Glass 2021), Still Life (PANK 2020), and White Goat Black Sheep (FLP 2018). She is an associate poetry editor for the Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry and Embody reader for The Maine Review.
Madeleine McAuley is currently a seventh-grade student at Haslett middle school.
Marisa, a scholar-advocate who is deafblind, works with her team members, Trish Brockway and Sabrina Marks, to advance social change agendas in disability communities through collaborative research and practical interventions and foreground the voices and ideas of people with disabilities. When not engaged in scholarly work, Marisa indulges her creative and adventurous spirit by exploring Florida’s waterways, landscaping her homestead, baking delectable treats, and playing with her nieces and nephews.
Maurice Moore is currently a doctoral Performance Studies student at the University of California-Davis. He recently completed his Master’s in African American Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the spring of 2018. From 2011 to 2020, he has exhibited work and performed at the International House Davis (I-House) in Davis California, Christina Ray Gallery in Soho New York, the Lee Hansley Gallery in Raleigh North Carolina, the Greenville Museum of Art in Greenville North Carolina, the Gallery 307 + Orbit Galleries in Georgia Athens, and worked with Rios/Miralda for the Garbage Celebration performance in Madison Wisconsin.
Michael Stokes is a sci-fi buff who is not buff. He lives in a state of confusion.
Mike Gill is Associate Professor of Disability Studies at Syracuse University. He really does love tomatoes.
Natalie Phillips is Associate Professor of English, Affiliated faculty in Cognitive Science Program, and founder and co-director of the Digital Humanities and Literary Cognition Lab (DHLC) at Michigan State University. After leading Accessible Art initiatives with a focus on neurodiversity (2014-present), during COVID-19, she has begun writing an autobiography about living with her disability, Teaching from the Floor: Adventures of a Neurological Disorder.
Petra Kuppers is an internationally active disability culture activist, a community performance artist, Artistic Director of The Olimpias performance research collective, and a Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Petra grounds her work in site-specific performance and disability culture methods.
seeley quest is a trans disabled writer, performer, organizer, and environmentalist, in Montreal since 2017. Working primarily in literary and body-based composition, curation and occasionally multimedia installation, sie presented actively in the San Francisco Bay Area 2001-14, with the Sins Invalid project 2007-15, and has toured in Canada and many U.S. cities. Find hir via email at https://questletters.substack.com.
slp is a writer, poet, musician, and educator with an MFA in poetry and too many instruments to play, living near the river and the mountains. slp is queer/mad. The love of her/their life was a schnauzer named Fred.
Special thanks to Alicia of shoplostunic0rn for the use of the Vegan Pig image.