I was born in Maryland in 1993 and raised in California. I'm an American author. My work has focused on stories around disability. I suffered a spinal cord injury at the L-1 level and was diagnosed with incomplete paraplegia on June 21, 2016.
In 2019, I received an M.A. in Experimental Humanities and Social Engagement from NYU, where I focused on human rights and photojournalism. In 2015, I received a B.A in Creative Writing from California State University, Long Beach.
I'm currently a VII Photo Mentor Program Photographer. I'm a Magnum Foundation Fellow in the Photography and Social Justice program. I've spoken about my work on NY1 and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the University of Texas. I was awarded first prize in the Getty Images Creative Bursary.