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Laken Brooks

Freelance Writer


Disability, Technology, Accessibility, Plus-Size Health


University of Florida


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. 


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. 


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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