About Wishbone Words
About the magazine
Wishbone Words Magazine was founded in 2021 by Hollie Warren in the Lake District, UK. An online space for disabled and chronically ill writers and artists.
The idea is to create a safe, supportive and understanding online platform to share our voices, allow healing through vulnerability and to showcase underrepresented talents and voices.
If we can encourage more compassion and understanding, we are achieving the aim we set out to do!
Meet the team
Hollie is a 25 year old living in the Lake District, UK.
She has always loved to write, and hopes to one day be published.
She founded Wishbone Words shortly after finishing her creative writing degree in the hopes of uniting and raising awareness within the chronically ill and disabled community through creativity.
If you want to win her heart, just talk about Disney with her!
Noelle is a 24-year old artist and content creator living in Pennsylvania, US.
She has work published in Wishbone Words (Issue 7), Bibliopunk Lit Zine (Issue 3) and The Closed Eye Open (Issue 7) among others. She is currently working on a memoir.
Noelle lives with various chronic conditions such as Gastroparesis and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia syndrome. She runs an Etsy shop under the name Nowhalle and sells products to raise awareness and acceptance for those who are disabled and/or living with a chronic illness. She makes YouTube videos under the same name.
She is.a lover of space (both outer and personal), an avid Doctor Who fan, an athlete, and aspires to own goats one day.
Jess is an Australian writer and disability advocate, now living in Belgium.
She was a classical musician until a sharp decline in her health (and eventual diagnosis of Fibromyalgia, Ehlers-Danos Syndrome, Migraine and Pre-Menstrual Disorder) lead her to follow this new path.
In addition to co-ordinating the Wishbone Words newsletter, she runs https://www.delicatelittlepetal.com, a website where she writes about the systemic issues faced by the chronic illness and disability communities.
She is especially passionate about the normalisation of mobility aids, and the idea that experiences of disability before diagnosis are equally valid, even if they have yet to be recognised by our imperfect medical system.
In her spare time she loves experimenting with vintage fashion and make up, as well as unapologetically consuming terrible reality tv.
Amy is a 20 something blogger from not so sunny but still quite nice Scotland. she has a progressive genetic condition that produces tumours on her nerve endings, causing a wide range of unpleasant physical symptoms. She's obsessed with books, animals in general but especially dogs, music, Disney and rewatching all her comfort shows on a never ending loop, even if she is also watching something new.
Eli is a 24-year old writer, poet, and seamstress from Annapolis, MD, and living in Brooklyn, NY.
She loves writing fantasy and horror about being queer and mentally ill, and is currently working on a novel about weird mermaids.
She is a late-diagnosed Autistic with ADHD and Generalized Anxiety, as well as chronic migraines. Navigating life is a challenge, but one she is getting better at every day.
She is obsessed with Nintendo Games, especially The Legend of Zelda, laughing at bad horror movies, and any crafts that involve a sewing needle.
Zoey Adam (she/her) is a mid-20s writer and environmental enthusiast from rural-ish southeastern Pennsylvania. She is currently working on a fantasy novel in verse that was once her MFA thesis project.
She was diagnosed with ADHD after a years-long debate of what was actually going on, and she is now learning to adjust her life to better cope with her funky brain.
She's published in Hunger Mountain Online, Defunct, and Kutztown University's undergraduate journals, Shoofly and Essence, though she currently works as a quality control supervisor at a produce company. She loves character-driven RPGs, snow globes, doodling characters, and her cat, Percy.