Write Your Story – Submit a Blog Idea

The Rooted in Rights Blog is a platform dedicated to amplifying the authentic perspectives of disabled writers. We invite you to pitch us, because your words have power, and we want to help you share them. Please read the details below before submitting your pitch using the form at the bottom of the page.

What we’re looking for:

We’re seeking articles and op-eds on disability rights topics, written by people who identify as disabled. In order to have your piece considered for publication, keep in mind that it’s important to interweave your personal insights and experiences with broader cultural and disability rights issues. We accept a mix of narrative and reported pieces. To learn more about the mission and purpose of the Rooted in Rights Blog, read this Letter from the Editor.

Topics can include, but are not limited to:

accessibility, community integration, criminal justice, current events, disability history and culture, discrimination, education, employment, healthcare, housing, immigration, intersecting marginalized identities, law, media, mental and physical health, relationships, sex, sexual harassment and abuse, stigmatization, technology, transportation, voting rights

What we’re not looking for:

What to know before you pitch:

Please send all pitches using the form below. If you have any questions or if the submission form is inaccessible to you, please contact our Editor in Chief, Emily Ladau, at [email protected]

Are you pitching an idea or a completed draft?
Is the topic of your submission time-sensitive?

Type your idea or copy and paste the full text of your draft in the following box. Or, attach it as a Word document.