Ace Ratcliff

Ace currently lives and works in Oakland, CA with her fiancé, Derek, and their pack of wild beasts. She lives with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, dysautonomia, and mast cell activation syndrome, all of which make for a particularly rebellious meatcage.

Ace writes about disability inclusion and representation and has bylines at io9, Huffington Post, Self Magazine, Bustle, and Bitch Media. She’s been featured in an Upworthy video which garnered more than 1.8 million views. Ace’s essay “Who Gets to Say #MeToo?” was published in Fireside Fiction‘s Fireside Quarterly July 2018 edition. Ace’s essay “Nihil De Nobis, Sine Nobis” appeared as part of Uncanny Magazine‘s Kickstarter campaign for Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction. Her poetry has been published in Breath & Shadow. Her short story, “The Ritual,” appeared in Phobos Magazine. She was a panelist at Worldcon 76. Ace’s voice as a disability activist has also been featured in The Economist, The Guardian, and Chuck Wendig’s terribleminds, and she’s gettin’ pretty good at podcasts.

When not freelancing, Ace is also the co-owner of Ace is the co-owner of Harper’s Promise, an in-home pet euthanasia, hospice and palliative care company. You can find link to her work at stayweirdbekind.com and she tweets @mortuaryreport.