Author Kyah Merritt is wearing a gray shirt with a long blue silk skirt with a green under-layer (the opposite side of a reversible skirt) visible at the bottom. She is sitting on a black bench in the shade of a pine tree. In the background there are more pine trees.

Kyah Merritt

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Author Kyah Merritt is wearing a gray shirt with a long blue silk skirt with a green under-layer (the opposite side of a reversible skirt) visible at the bottom. She is sitting on a black bench in the shade of a pine tree. In the background there are more pine trees.

 

About Kyah:

Kyah, who grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, is a recent graduate of Grace College. A lifelong writer, she loves learning about different cultures and new innovations in technology. She also enjoyed volunteering as an administrative assistant at a local nonprofit for nearly two years. Her goals are to find independence and a meaningful career that allows her to use her gift of writing. Kyah enjoys writing historical fiction about people whose lives resonate with her, often because of health challenges, and recently she released a novel entitled To Claim What is Ours (A Legacy of Light  about King Tut, one of Egypt's only special-needs pharaohs.

 

Why is disability inclusion important in the writing industry?  

I am an author. I believe disability inclusion is important in the field of writing because writing is one of the most powerful ways of sharing one’s story. The world needs to hear the stories of people of all abilities from their own perspectives. Only then can the worlds of education and employment truly understand the points of view of this emerging demographic.

 

Previous Projects, Featured Articles and Other Work: 

Disabilities should not be an impediment to employment

Blog: People with disabilities are some of the best employees you can find, so give us a chance

Disability and Employment in the Modern Age

 

Be sure to follow Kyah on LinkedIn  for her latest updates.

 

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