Hi! I’m Emily.
Words I Wheel By is the place where I talk about living life on wheels, fighting disability discrimination, and learning to accept and value my whole self. It’s my little space on the the internet to share my passion for disability rights and social justice.
I was born with Larsen syndrome, a genetic physical disability. I first ventured into disability advocacy at age 10 when I appeared on Sesame Street. Yes, for real! Click here for the evidence – photos and a plot summary from my intro episode.
I’m a native of Long Island, New York, where I graduated with a B.A. in English from Adelphi University in 2013. I manage online presence and communications for multiple disability-related organizations and agencies, and I’m also the Editor in Chief of the Rooted in Rights Blog, a platform focused on disability rights issues.
All of my activism is driven by my firm belief that if we want the world to be accessible to people with all types of disabilities, we must make the disability experience accessible to the world.