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.

Eyes Wide Open: In the Shadow of Orlando

Erin Kelly offers her thoughts on the Orlando shooting.

Me Before You: Representation, Equality and the Dangers of Hollywood

A Hollywood blockbuster about a quadriplegic man is causing controversy within the disabled community.

Japan’s Iron Man: A Story of Resilience

Hiro Fuijita’s will to live has become a shining light in The Land of the Rising Sun and beyond.

In the Hands of Brothers

Erin Kelly reflects on the personal impact of having two brothers from two different walks of life.

Ollie Cantos: Advocate, Hero, and Father

One disabled man’s bold decision to adopt three teenage boys is making waves–and for good reason.

Behind the Tears: A Son’s Song of Love and Pain

What’s a man made of? This video of a son singing to his terminally-ill mother might tell you more than you think.

The Language of Technology

Can man change the world without knowing it? A high school student’s creation says yes, it can.

Men in the Mirror

This father’s story about holding his newborn son is about more than just good parenting.

The Time I Knew a Boy Before He was a Man: On Discovery and Disability

Erin Kelly reflects on an incident in elementary school, and how it helped her discover what a true gentleman and friend is.

The Power of Love: On Friendship, Acceptance and Death

This testimonial of love and acceptance between two friends is sweeping social media, yet few have heard it–until now.

Call for Submissions: Have You Ever Been Around Someone With a Disability?

How have experiences with the disabled impacted or influenced your life? Tell us at The Good Men Project.

Eye to Eye: When Disability Brings Out the Best

21-year-old Carly Fleischmann’s interview with Channing Tatum is genuine and endearing, and it might just change the way you think about life and humanity.

Through My Child’s Eyes

This video of a father and his autistic son at a Coldplay concert gives Erin Kelly a lot to think about.

Faces of Change: On History, America, and the 20 Dollar Bill

America is set to have a new face on the $20 bill, but the fight to make it happen rests largely on the shoulders of one person.

Changing the Lens: A Global Look at Disability and Education

This video shows what can happen when we widen our world-view of education and disability, and realize that they go hand-in-hand.

End Game: Life in Simulation

When a video game mirrors the struggle of a young girl and her dying father, she thanks the creators in a beautiful, unexpected way.