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.

What I’ve Learned from the Man with Many Faces

For Erin Kelly, being a fan of Steve Carell isn’t about just the laughs. It’s about growth and gratefulness.

Inside the Mind: Overcoming the Stigmas and Stereotypes of Schizoaffective Disorder

Through his struggles of living with mental illness, Steve Colori has broken the chains that have held him down for so long. Erin Kelly shares her thoughts on his new memoir.

The Power of Yes: Letting Go, Loving and Living

Is a simple ‘No’ more harmful to humanity than we think? Best-selling author Shonda Rimes sheds light on the life changing power of a one-word response.

Call for Submissions: Where is the Line Between Love and War?

The terrorist attacks in Paris have added fuel to the fire of violence. Should mankind be declaring war on its own people?

Seeing through the Red: A Lesson in Anger and Judgement

Ellen DeGeneres recently opened her show with a unique, resonate response to the controversy surrounding Starbucks new holiday cups.

The Dance: A Portrait of Humanity and Existence

Does mankind move too fast for its own good? This video is a reminder of what can happen when we allow ourselves to slow down.

The Reflection of Perception: Kindness, Disability and Image

When does perception take more than sight and intellect? Erin Kelly offers a different perspective on one man’s act of kindness towards a mother and her disabled daughter.

A New Day on Sesame Street

Do kids see the same things you see? Sesame Street raises the bar in helping kids perceive disabilities.

The Disposability of Men: How Disability Can Harm Masculinity

What does it take to accept a man as a man? Erin Kelly examines the dangers of stereotyping men with disabilities.

A Man and His Music: Between the Lines of Suicide

When is music more than rhythmic passion? Three years after committing suicide, a young musician’s work is being heard worldwide for the first time.

The Secret Lives of Sea Slaves: The New Threat to Modern Slavery

Are man’s instincts becoming so blurred that we’re contributing to human trafficking? Former Secretary of State John Kerry sheds light on a new threat to modern slavery.

Open Our Eyes: When Gun Violence Leads to Disability

What’s the true measure of a man’s actions? Erin Kelly offers a new perspective on the bravery of Chris Mintz, the hero of the mass shooting in Oregon.

Killian Owen: A Light in the Shadow of Cancer

How far would you go to ensure your son’s memory lives on? One mother’s act of kindness is saving lives following her son’s untimely death.

One Small Step for Man: My Road to Social Justice

Erin Kelly reflects on her journey as Social Justice Editor at The Good Men Project, and the lessons she’s learned about serving the good of man along the way.

Whispers of Death: How BJ Miller is Changing the Impact of Dying

Do you live a life of compassion and service? One man’s brush with death prompted to turn his thoughts about dying into meaningful action.

The Man Behind the Pope: A Lesson in Compassion and Humility

What can men learn from Pope Francis’ visit to America? The story of Michael Keating may offer a fresh perspective.