Melissa Hart

Melissa Hart is the author, most recently, of "Daisy Woodworm Changes the World" inspired by her brother who has Down syndrome. Visit her site at

Meet the Pansexual Filmmaker Showcasing Stories That Star Neurotypical and Neurodivergent Actors

In December, Michigan-born writer and filmmaker Orion Couling, who is from Marquette, walked the red carpet alongside four actors with Down syndrome who gathered at the performing arts center in Skokie, Illinois to celebrate the world premiere of [...]

I'm a White Cisgendered Straight Woman. 'Pose' Gave Me My History.

There's a scene during the first season of FX's "Pose" in which Blanca, one of the show's trans female protagonists, gets kicked out of a bar with her friend Lulu, who says, "This shit runs downhill past the women, the Blacks, Latins, gays, until it [...]

Meet the Nonbinary Michigan Powerhouse Who Is Revolutionizing Gaming for the Disabled Community

Courtney Craven was napping in the bedroom when their partner Susan Banks — in the living room playing a video game — suffered a massive stroke and died. The couple had recently launched "Can I Play That?" (CIPT), a review site designed to let [...]