About

Short, third-person bio

Cam Coulter is a writer and accessibility nerd, among other things. They work as a digital accessibility consultant and they think incessantly about ethical technology, speculative fiction, and intentional community. They write about science fiction and fantasy for Skiffy and Fanty and blog about social justice, simple living, community, and spirituality at The Ruined Report. Their poetry has appeared in Eternal Haunted Summer, Eye to the Telescope, and Polu Texni, and their academic nonfiction has appeared in the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Journal.

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Longer, first-person bio

I grew up in southern California and went to college at Santa Clara University, where I studied Theatre Arts and Women's & Gender Studies. Since college, I've done a year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Baltimore, MD; spent a year in China with the Maryknoll China Teachers Program; and spent two years living and working at L'Arche Heartland, a community of adults with and without developmental disabilities in the Kansas City metro area. I'm now in the San Francisco Bay Area, working as a training specialist at a disability services organization.

I write essays and blog at Skiffy and Fanty, The Ruined Report, and on this site. When there's time, I write fiction, usually shortish fiction, usually science fiction or fantasy.

I'm a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) and a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals. I'm also a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association, and you should join too. I'm also a GNU/Linux user, a big fan of Free Software, a supporter of the Software Freedom Conservancy, and a hobbyist sysadmin and web/ebook designer.

Other things I'm interested in include: longboarding, copyright law, melodicas, religion, intentional community, housing justice, feminism, the commons, and nature.