Hi, I’m Karin Willison. Thanks for your interest in working with me. I use a wheelchair due to cerebral palsy, and I’m a lifelong avid traveler. I have my BA in English with a creative writing emphasis from Stanford University, and MA in Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles. I currently reside in the Midwest USA.
My blog, Free Wheelin’, has a growing audience and occupies a unique niche in the travel blog market. I am one of only a few travel bloggers with disabilities, and to my knowledge, I’m the only one who travels with a service dog.
I am seeking to form strategic relationships with companies and brands to promote travel and cultural experiences for people with and without disabilities. With my skills, education and experience, I can be a valuable partner in bringing your product, service, or destination to a new and diverse audience. Here are a few ways we can collaborate, and I’m always open to new ideas!
Brand/Destination Reviews and Partnerships
My focus on road trip traveling – even cross-country – makes me an ideal candidate to promote wheelchair accessible vehicles, mobility devices, inclusive outdoor adventures, hotel chains of all sizes, state tourism initiatives, and more. I love the arts, and enjoy visiting and reviewing museums, Broadway shows, live music events, and more. I appreciate the outdoors and wheelchair accessible parks and trails. My service dog Aria and I also love to review pet products and dog-friendly destinations.
I have done promotions and social media for a variety of clients, and am highly connected to the disability community on social media.
I am a professional writer and editor, and currently work as a Senior Editor at The Mighty. I also contribute articles to other publications and am open to additional opportunities in this area. I am highly skilled in SEO writing and can deliver articles optimized for the keywords of your choice.
I am knowledgeable about the Americans with Disabilities Act, and can assist businesses of all sizes with improving their ADA accessibility. I am particularly interested in working with travel-related businesses such as hotels, restaurants, museums, theme parks, theatres and other attractions.
Accessible Camper and Tiny/Small House Design
If you’re designing accessible vehicles, campers/RVs, tiny houses, cabins, etc. I would love to collaborate with you — there is tremendous untapped market potential for these products.
I’m fortunate that cerebral palsy does not affect my speech or ability to communicate. I’ve been doing public speaking since I was 12 years old, and have given presentations for businesses, nonprofit organizations, service clubs, conferences, and schools from elementary to university level. I can present on topics including: growing up with cerebral palsy, school inclusion / mainstreaming, service dogs, the psychology of disability, traveling with a disability, and disability in movies, TV, and media. I’d love to speak to your group about any of these topics and more!
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org – I look forward to hearing from you! Or you can contact me via the form below.