Katie Rose Guest Pryal

Novelist, Essayist, & Freelance Academic
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What It Was Like While My Cat Was Likely Dying

Image alt text: A black American Shorthair cat lounging on its side, with purple flowers in the foreground. This is not a photograph of Princess Richard, who is far more snooty looking.  Two weeks ago, my cat, Princess Richard, was attacked by a "large canid"—either a...

Evergreen Post on the Perennial Laptop Ban Debate

Rather than write an entirely new post, I used Thread Reader to pull together a constantly-growing thread of tweets (I'm up to 20 I think at this point) that I've written on the ableist laptop bans that small-minded professors keep proposing and why they're bad for...

Farewell to a Beloved Disability Column

Three years ago, I started the column Life of the Mind Interrupted over on Chronicle Vitae to explore the ways higher education could become more humane for students, faculty, and staff with psychiatric disabilities. The column expanded over the years to encompass all...