I’m a writer and artist with moderate Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and my husband, Michael, has Cerebral Palsy. As such, I tend to write a lot about health and disability, including topics like inter-abled marriage (something Michael and I identify with if only because that is how we are perceived and as such, how we are required to interact with the world) and the stigma that surrounds invisible disabilities like CFS. As well, some of what I do plays with art and writing in a way that doesn’t fit into easy categories. This website is a home for that and other musings, though I’m always happy to have a comic or illustrated essay published elsewhere (you can find some examples under Other Writing.)
Here is a short bio:
Alizabeth Worley recently graduated from BYU’s MFA program in Utah, where she lives with her husband and two kids. She was a 2016 winner of the AWP Intro Journals Award for her poem “Kid” and she has published poems, essays and graphic nonfiction in journals Iron Horse Literary Review, Sweet: A Literary Confection, Hobart, Juked, Relief, Segullah and Waccamaw. Her husband, Michael, is an attorney with spastic quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. They make hobbies of eating breakfast for dinner, watching The Good Place, and walking around their Alma Mater (also BYU) together, especially while the bells are playing. Swimming used to be a favorite date, and then they had kids. Fortunately for Lizzie, Michael is a great sport when it comes to Lizzie’s art and writing, always willing to look at her work and lavish her with compliments and gentle suggestions.