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Laken Brooks

Freelance Writer

Expertise

Disability, Technology, Accessibility, Plus-Size Health

Education

University of Florida

Highlights

Laken Brooks has an MA in English, with a focus on accessible book design for readers of all abilities. Some of her interests include family histories, preserving folk remedies and recipes, and researching new technologies. You can find her work in CNN, Good Housekeeping, Inside Higher Ed, Refinery29, Atlas Obscura, and on other sites. 

Experience

Brooks worked as the Scholar-in-Residence for iGIANT (Impact of Gender and Sex on Innovation and Novel Technologies), where she helped study and advocate for women's healthcare issues. 
 

Education

Brooks has her MA in English from the University of Florida and a BA in English Education from Emory & Henry University. 

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