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.

Touch Me: When Uncertainty Outweighs Perception and Stigma

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This man has HIV. Sheltered from human contact, he takes to the streets of Helsinki to challenge the power of stigmas.

The Columnist and the Commoner: A Story of Kindness and Creativity

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A puppeteer meets a retired columnist while doing a demonstration in a park. What happens next paints a picture of humanity in its purest form.

Brandon Strop: Finding Balance in the World of Disabled Bodybuilding

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Erin Kelly looks at a young disabled bodybuilder’s story, and how it reflects on the impulses of society.

James Harrison: Fighter, Healer and Man with the Golden Arm

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This man is considered a saint around the world, but that hasn’t stopped him from giving the most precious gift anyone can give.

Lip Service: When Disability Comes Before Business

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Erin Kelly examines a disability-oriented company’s recent actions towards a client.

Interview with Erin Kelly, Social Justice Editor for The Good Men Project

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An interview with Erin Kelly about her focus on social justice, disability, and why it’s necessary to humanize stories.

Sons of War: The Hidden Story Behind Brotherhood

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Two survivors of the war between Iraq and Iran were separated in the chaos by enemy lines, but were reunited more than twenty years later.

The Pain of the Personal: An Artist’s View

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An Indian cartoonist looks to bring change to America, along with a new perspective of the events that occurred during the Arab Spring Uprising.

In the Eyes of Dolls: A British Revolution with Global Impact

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Erin Kelly examines the unexpected spark that led to a British toy company’s bold decision to manufacture a line of dolls with disabilities.

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.