Lara Ameen is a screenwriter, disability advocate and PhD student in Education with an emphasis in Disability Studies at Chapman University. She holds an MFA in Screenwriting from California State University, Northridge, and a BA in Film Studies with a minor in Disability Studies from UC Berkeley. She has given presentations on disability representation in the media to the Writers with Disabilities Committee at the Writers Guild of America, West, in Los Angeles and at the University Film and Video Association Conference in Washington D.C. She acted in and executive produced the short film “She Inspires” for the 2015 48-Hour Disability Film Challenge. Her scripts have placed in ScreenCraft’s Bahamas Screenwriters Residency Program, Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition and Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition. When she’s not writing screenplays, she writes paranormal fantasy novellas about queer disabled characters who save the world. She is currently writing her third novella.