Day Al-Mohamed is author of the novel “Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn: A Steampunk Faerie Tale” and editor of the anthology, “Trust & Treachery.” She hosts the multi-author blog “Unleaded: Fuel for Writers” and is a host of Geek Girl Riot on Idobi radio. In addition to speculative fiction, also writes comics and film scripts.
Her current focus is on a Civil War documentary on the Invalid Corps and the Battle of Fort Stevens about group of soldiers with disabilities who saved President Lincoln from a surprise Confederate raid.
She is an active member of Women in Film and Video, a 2015 Docs in Progress Fellow, and a graduate of the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop. Her short story, “The Lesser Evil” was recently nominated for the WSFA Small Press Award for Best Short Fiction of 2015. However, she is most proud of being invited to teach a workshop on storytelling: "Strikingly Beautiful: A Celebration of Women & Girls with Disabilities" at the White House in February 2016.
When not working on fiction, Day is Senior Policy Advisor with the U.S. Department of Labor focusing on Disability Employment. She is also the Founding Director of the Lead On Network, an organization that focuses on intersectional issues relating to identity, including race, ethnicity, lgbt status, gender, and disability. She has previously worked as a lobbyist and political analyst on issues relating to Health care, Education, Technology, Disability, and International Development. She is a proud member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, loves action movies, and drinks far too much tea. She lives in Washington, DC with her wife, N.R. Brown.
She can be found online at DayAlMohamed.com and @DayAlMohamed
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