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.

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.

Becoming Bulletproof: A World Unseen

A groundbreaking documentary strips down life and disability while breathing new life into the film industry.

A Glimpse of Superman Without His Cape

A young survivor of the Brussels attacks is teaching humanity to re-think what it means to be Superman, onw viewer at a time.

The Real Lines Between Fantasy and Reality: The Media vs. Disability

How harmful can the media be in the portrayal and perception of disability? A new PSA causes a divide between the disabled community and disability advocates.

Inside the Wall of Stereotypes: Listening to the Voice of the Disabled

How can the collective voice of the disabled break down society’s wall of stereotypes? Erin Kelly offers a few thoughts.

Coloring Outside the Lines

What does it take to define yourself beyond what others see? Nadia Aboulhosn is on a mission to shed new light on individuality, normalcy and masculinity.

A Boy’s Dream: On Uncertainty, Hope and Reaching Out

What makes a man human? A young cancer patient reaches out to Dwayne Johnson for inspiration, but what he gets in return is priceless.