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Despina is a 25-year old New York City native, Greek-American writer. Despina’s writing and blog embody the intersection of her identities as a disabled woman & first-gen American. She was born and raised in the NYC public school system and has been an active member of the disabled community, and thus hopes an audience of both non-disabled and disabled readers can find solace in her stories of community, marginalization, advocacy, and learning how to make sense of navigating the world while sitting down. You can visit her website at