About Erin Kelly

Erin M. Kelly is the Social Justice Editor at The Good Men Project. She is also a columnist and writer with Cerebral Palsy who wants to be recognized for her work rather than her disability. She’s a 2009 graduate of Penn State Altoona, where she majored in Letters, Arts and Sciences. During her senior year, she was hired as a columnist for The Altoona Mirror, the daily newspaper in Altoona, PA. Her column entitled, “The View From Here,” runs monthly and addresses in a light-hearted, humorous manner the challenges she faces daily. She is also the editor of "To Cope and to Prevail", memoir of Penn State Altoona professor Dr. Ilse-Rose Warg. Find Erin on Twitter @WriterWheels.

Building a Better World: A Story of Toys, Equality, and Disability

A beloved toy company joins the fight for equality – not just for kids, but for all mankind. — Representation is vital. It’s vital to us as individuals, as a demographic and as a society. It, in all its forms, impacts and changes the face of the world with every person or group of people […]

War Boy

What can a boy make out of nothing? The story of Deng Thiak Adut is a look inside the modern man’s soul.

In the Eyes: A Song of Vulnerability and Beauty

What happens when mankind takes everything away by its own hand?

David Bowie: Artist, Legend, Ally

David Bowie has left behind a legacy that should make everyone ask, “What will my legacy be?”

See the World through Their Eyes: A Message of Strength

Would you listen to the tiniest of voices if it meant eliminating labels in the world? One organization is on a mission to do just that.

Making It Right: Self Worth, Denial and Disability

What happens when the disabled suffer because of man’s ignorance?

In the Sea of Red Flags

The increasing number of shootings across America has prompted celebrities to put their notoriety aside. NBA stars, including Steph Curry, sum up the picture in this PSA.

I Hope You Dance: A Father’s Act of Love

What’s the true measure of a man? A father shows his love for his daughter in the most elegant way.

The Voice Within: On Perspective, Advocacy and Responsibility

Would you speak out about your own culture if given the appropriate platform? A high school student with Muslim roots shows why advocacy is everyone’s responsibility.

The Glow of Gratitude: My Lesson in Christmas, Men and Privilege

Not all gifts have to come in a bow. Erin Kelly reflects on the ones that mean the most to her.

Police, Humanity and Man’s Best Friend: An Ode to Honor

What makes a good boy a good man? When police in Ankeny, Iowa needed help, a five-year-old answered the call in an unexpected way.

Simplicity and Science: The Search for Empathy

Is the journey to become an empathetic individual truly man-made?

Beyond Politics: Disability, Donald Trump and a Picture of America

How has Donald Trump changed the picture of America? Erin Kelly offers her thoughts on his mockery of New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski.

Growing Goodness: Disability and the Beauty of Opportunity

How can men cultivate good habits within the disabled community? A nationally-known company expands to make that difference.

What I’ve Learned from the Man with Many Faces

For Erin Kelly, being a fan of Steve Carell isn’t about just the laughs. It’s about growth and gratefulness.

Inside the Mind: Overcoming the Stigmas and Stereotypes of Schizoaffective Disorder

Through his struggles of living with mental illness, Steve Colori has broken the chains that have held him down for so long. Erin Kelly shares her thoughts on his new memoir.