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Jan 17, 2023

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On Ask Win today (Thursday, January 12, 2023), Best-Selling Author, Win C welcomes Elsa Sjunneson, author of Being Seen: One Deafblind Woman’s Fight to End Ableism. Elsa is a Deafblind disability rights activist whose work has been praised as “eloquence and activism in lockstep.” A story on disability icon Helen Keller that she researched and reported for over a year aired on Radiolab in March of 2022, and her work has been published in CNN Opinion and the Boston Globe. Elsa has presented at Microsoft, Google, Slack, the Federal Reserve Board, General Assembly Seattle, the Henry Art Gallery, and the University of Chicago, among others, and collaborated with New Jersey 11th for Change and the New York Disability Pride Parade. She holds a master’s degree in women’s history from Sarah Lawrence College and served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Humanities at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. A speculative fiction writer who has taught workshops with Clarion West as well as Writing the Other, she’s a two-time Hugo Award winner and nine-time finalist. She lives in Seattle, Washington. To learn more about Elsa email her at