We want to hear all about YOUR Life!
Two Thirds of the Planet is about sharing the voices of people with disabilities and their allies. We’re always looking for words and photos of everyone who represents Two Thirds of the Planet (- that is, Two Thirds of the Planet are said to have a connection with disability!). If you are not seeing something here right now that reflects you or your life – we need your voice! If you read something here and disagree with what’s said, think you could have said it better or want to voice your opinion or perspective, then we definitely need your voice!
What kind of posts are we looking for?
Opinion essays, personal short stories, quick memes and videos (- videos must be captioned).
Advice: Tips on things disability-related (how to deal with things like IEP, IPE, what people say), how to set up an accessible garden, how to learn ASL when you are middle aged, how to deal with disclosure while dating, “how-to” do almost anything within the disability spectrum.
Reviews: WE NEED THESE! Reviews on hearing aids, wheelchairs, clothes that work well for different kinds of disabilities. Which crutches are best? Which pusher? What compression socks or weighted blankets would YOU use? Please, send ’em over.
Book Reviews: 600-800 word count on books related to disability.
Job Talk: Do you own your own business? Are you a career pro who can help out with GOOD TIPS on employment with a disability? How about working with accommodations, sample accommodation letters, how do deal with disclosure? What about dealing with your disability in the workplace? We’d also love pieces about tricky situations: like, how to deal with Social Security and your health care and benefits when you are not sure if you can/want to stick with a job? We want these pieces!
Parenting: Are you a parent with a disability? We want your stories, tips and essays, please!
“Voices of the Disability Community” – same set of interview questions asked, cross disability and profession.
Travel Stories focus exactly on that: travel tips and tricks, access that worked, reviews, etc.
365 Days with Disability is our Instagram-based project that celebrates our daily lives, lived with a disability.
The Ally Corner: are you an ally of the disability community? A parent of a child with a disability? We’d like to hear from you, too. Most of the categories above will work with your writing.
How to submit content for consideration
General guest post
If you want to submit a guest post, upload your post or media below[fu-upload-form]
Voices of the Disability Community
Have a disability and to share your voice? Fantastic! Drop us a line and we’ll send you the questions.[contact-form subject=’re: Question?’][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’ ‘ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]
365 Days with Disability
Our project on Instagram, capturing a day in our life! Join up directly by posting a photo on Instagram and hash tagging it #365dayswithdisability
Have a travel story to share that involves access/disability, or recommending particularly accessible places? Awesome. Submit your piece below![fu-upload-form]
- When you submit work to us, you grant your consent to let us publish it. You also grant your consent to let us edit it for length, tone, and clarity.
- We can’t publish everything we get. Please don’t take it personally — there are lots of factors that go into how we choose content to feature, and none of it has to do with how fantastic you are.
- Two Thirds of the Planet pays for original feature essays only. Payments are based on unique views, which are tracked and recorded for 30 days after the piece goes live. Your piece is promoted on Two Thirds of the Planet’s social media platforms and we expect you to promote your own pieces to drive traffic. For all other posts, we do link to your personal website (but NOT your businesses website — we do not accept guestposts submissions from SEO marketing firms, or writers representing commercial websites)