Our Partners

Our Partners

N.I. (Ian) Nicholson  — Coordinating Editor for NeuroQueer Books; Managing Editor, Barking Sycamores

N.I. (Ian) Nicholson is the founder and managing editor of Barking Sycamores, a journal publishing neurodivergent literature. Ian’s poetry and essays have appeared in NeuroQueer, GTK Creative Journal, Alphanumeric, Assaracus, and qarrtsiluni. In Summer 2016, Ian earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Ashland University. He lives in Central Ohio with his fiancé, who is also his Barking Sycamores co-editor. He blogs at The Digital Hyperlexic and is currently working on his next collection of poems, Time Travel in a Closet.

Portrait of Nick Walker

Nick Walker — Coordinating Editor for Autonomous Press

Nick Walker is an Autistic genderqueer author, educator, and aikido teacher, known for his innovative transdisciplinary work on neurodiversity, autism, embodiment, and transformative practice. He is a faculty member at California Institute of Integral Studies and Sofia University, a 6th degree black belt in aikido, and founder and senior instructor of the Aikido Shusekai dojo in Berkeley, California. Books in which his writings appear include The Real Experts: Readings for Parents of Autistic Children and The Spoon Knife Anthology. He has been featured in the documentary films Orphans of Delirium, Dreambody/Earthbody, and Spectrum: A Story of the Mind. He blogs at Neurocosmopolitanism.

Michael Scott Monje, Jr. — Production Coordinator; NeuroQueer Horizons Series Editor

Michael Scott Monje, Jr. writes the Shaping Clay blog, featuring a semi-autobiographical serial fable about being autistic, queer, and stuck at the end of the twentieth century. She is the author of Nothing is Right and Mirror Project, both self-published (for now) and Defiant, with Autonomous Press. She also wrote the electronic chapbook A Waking Narrative. Michael’s poetry has appeared in Barking Sycamores and other venues, and she also writes for NeuroQueer.

Dani Alexis Ryskamp in a Criptqiues tee

Dani Alexis Ryskamp — Legal Coordinator; Editor for NeuroQueer Books

Dani Alexis is a Michigan-based writer and Autonomous Press editor for our NeuroQueer Books imprint. In between freelance writing projects, she enjoys reading our submissions pile, writing science fiction, and ignoring email requests for contributor bios. Next year, she will be the lead editor on Spoon Knife 2: Test Chamber. She is also our legal adviser, which primarily involves writing contracts and telling the other partners “here’s how we fix this.”

Bridget Allen

Bridget Allen — Wholesale & Logistics

Bridget Allen is an autistic writer and activist from North Texas and founder of The Octans Partnership. Ms. Allen writes highly personal stories of disability’s intersection with poverty, feminism, queer culture, and abuse. Her work has been featured on NeuroQueer, the Huffington Post, and her personal blog, ItsBridgetsWord.com. A self described “perpetual parent”, Ms. Allen has been raising children with varied and complex needs for over thirty years. She currently juggles homeschooling her two youngest children, a love for vegan cooking and baking, and visits from her grandchildren.