Author Archives: Hawken Miller

Don’t Feel Bad About Calling Me ‘Inspiring’

In the disabled community, many people discuss the negative implications of being called “inspiring.” Some have said it’s objectifying, reduces our humanness, or congratulates us just for being disabled.  I agree with many of those statements; however, if I am helping a person work past their…

Creativity Allows Me to Surpass Any Physical Limits

For a long time, I didn’t think journalism was a creative endeavor. I viewed the craft from an analytical perspective. After all, I was just recounting my firsthand experience publishing interviews and translating research. It wasn’t until recently — when I began reading the book “…

What I’ve Learned from Starting a Twitch Channel

When I started my Twitch channel in February, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I became quite familiar with the video game streaming platform through journalism, and finally worked up the courage to start. In the four months since then, I’ve learned about starting a small business, branding, design,…

Self-quarantine Has Leveled the Social Playing Field

I’ve always sought silver linings, including in this season of social distancing. Many people now exclusively use technology to communicate with family, friends, and co-workers to reduce viral spread. Instead of hanging out at inaccessible places, people connect from the comfort of home. Self-quarantine has yielded plenty of valid complaints,…