Emily Sara (she/her) is a queer, disabled, neurodivergent, artist, designer and Assistant Professor of Graphic Design. She specializes in teaching Accessible Design and has a studio practice as well. Her own art and design appropriates the language of advertising and animation to discuss the Medical Industrial Complex (MIC) as well as the extent of social control over the disabled body.
Emily is the founder of cripple, a publishing initiative which exclusively supports the endeavors of disabled artists and designers. She is also the founder of the design firm sick and tired which has a focus on accessible design, consulting, and hiring other disabled talent. Emily received her undergraduate degree from Boston University in Advertising and Art History and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She is the author of the article Fighting the Art World’s Ableism published by Hyperallergic and currently conducting research for Center for Book Arts on the intersections of accessibility and books. Aside from teaching full-time, she is collaborating on publications, fabricating a new series of sculptures and drawings when her body allows, applying for a service dog, and staying alive.
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