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.

Light Between the Bars: The Road to Redemption

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A man put a group of prison inmates in a room with nothing but a camera. The result is stunning.

Souls in a Cage: The Slow Decay of the Mentally Ill in Prison

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Erin Kelly examines the recent treatment of prisoners with mental illness by the US police force.

Finding Home: Forced Migration in America and Beyond

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Thousands around the world are searching for refuge in light of being forced out of their homes by war, money and Mother Nature.

Hidden Heroes: How a Call to Pizza Hut Saved a Life

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This PSA about domestic violence may look like a prank call, but it’s the reason Cheryl Treadway is alive today.

Beauty in the Broken: A Lesson in Personal Loss

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Erin Kelly reflects on the day her freedom was taken away due to a recent flood in her hometown.

Banding Together: The Voice of Youth in Baltimore

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A young group of former gang members shed light on a different side of the Baltimore riots.

The Golden Age of Chivalry: How Disability Keeps It Alive

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Erin Kelly has reason to believe there’s still plenty of good in the world, and why we shouldn’t give up on it.

Dueling Identities: A Journey of Purpose

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One gay man’s reflective story proves gender is more than just a humanity issue.

Playing Fair: Doubt, Disability and School Spirit

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Erin Kelly examines principal Ken Thiessen’s recent decision to single out a student athlete because of his disability. ——— Doubt is natural. It’s one of the many human qualities that’s born within the soul and blossoms in the light of the outside world. It’s bred by the things we see, hear, think and feel—and what we’ve done to […]

Call for Submissions: Building a Better Society Through Personal Action

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With questionable headlines flooding the news and media everyday, GMP wants to know what you’re doing for society.

From the Ground Up: Build a Better World on the Fundamentals of Inclusion and Disability

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Erin Kelly explores The United Nations’ recent proposal to include the disabled in their plans for evacuation, recovery and relief during natural disasters.

The Power of Parallels: The Hawking Family, Disability and Me

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Erin Kelly examines how the similarities between Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones’ portrayal of Stephen and Jane Hawking in The Theory of Everything collide with her own life.

In the Mirror: Disability, Love and Friendship

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Erin Kelly believes there’s more to love and friendship than what society portrays.

The Silent War of Mental Illness, Disability and Ferguson

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Erin Kelly examines the impact of wrongful death due to mental illness and disability in the midst of the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri.

My Wheelchair Doesn’t Define Me

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Erin Kelly on her wheelchair, its stigmas and how they’ve helped her find dignity as an individual.

Out of the Shadows: When Catcalling Crosses the Line Again

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Erin Kelly explores the dangerous consequences of catcalling people with disabilities.