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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.
Erin Kelly recounts the story of Jeffrey Fowle and two other Americans who were recently detained in North Korea.
Erin Kelly examines Chris Hayden’s recent decision to publicly reveal the fact he has a disability, despite being US Senator Kay Hagan’s press secretary.
Erin Kelly reflects on the power of opportunity in celebration of Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Recent milestones in Saudi Arabia for disabled youth, and how those milestones have the potential to make the world a better place.
Erin Kelly reveals the detrimental impact of gender stereotyping on both men and women with disabilities.
Erin Kelly reflects on her unexpected arrival at The Good Men Project, and how Cameron Conaway changed her life with one e-mail.
Erin Kelly examines how author Simon Sinek’s “Golden Circle” model for success and leadership can be applied to individuals with disabilities.
Erin Kelly looks at a series of ads intended to help people learn to be more comfortable interacting with folks with disabilities, and to help nurture empathy.
Hunter Grandee recently completed a 40-mile walk in his hometown with his brother in an attempt to raise awareness about cerebral palsy. Erin Kelly examines the lesson we can all learn from his efforts.
When is disability fraud okay? Evidence suggests David Disney’s actions were justified. Erin Kelly weighs in and offers a fresh perspective.
We live in a world where crimes of injustice occur every day, whether we’re aware of them or not. However, I think we need to make an honest effort to educate ourselves about certain things, such as bullying and the hidden depth of violence that it brings, in order to truly be moved by them enough to take action.
Erin Kelly, a writer with cerebral palsy, reflects on her experience as a disabled student, and the striking increase of young people who aren’t getting the education they deserve.
Erin Kelly, a writer with cerebral palsy, explores the fundamental lessons that can be learned from Cody Mulligan, the first blind amateur wrestler.