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I grew up in Northern California (in the San Francisco Bay Area) and moved to Portland, Oregon in 2013.

Previously, I was a user experience designer and worked at OkCupid Labs, Idealist.org, and Upworthy.

These days, my work tends to center around around disability justice. I created (and ran) Affect Conf from 2015-2018 and my current main project is Disabled And Here. If you’re looking for my disability origin story, part of it lives in this Rooted in Rights piece. From time to time, I facilitate workshops and discussions.

In late 2017, I started learning brush lettering. If that’s your thing, I’m available for commissions, whether digital, on (watercolor) paper, or chalkboards. Plus, I now have a tiny collection of letterpress cards for undercelebrated occasions like gender transitioning, divorce / being single, and cat adopting.

Outside of work, I like to sing (I’ve participated in a karaoke contest, tried out for The Voice twice, and attempted to compose songs with poor results) and pet all the furry animals.

If you’re into Twitter, you can say hi @elea. Offline, you’re most likely to find me around various coffee shops or vending at small craft fairs.