Tenley Lozano is a queercrip writer, editor, and engineer with an undergrad engineering degree from the US Coast Guard Academy and an MFA in Creative Writing from Sierra Nevada University. Her writing has appeared in Catapult Magazine, the anthology Incoming: Veteran Writers on Returning Home, and in the San Diego Museum of Us. Tenley co-edited the anthology of military essays Incoming-Sex, Drugs, and Copenhagen: Veteran Writers on Escapism. She was awarded Crab Orchard Review’s 2017 John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize for an essay that also appears in the anthology Bodies of Truth: Personal Narratives on Illness, Disability, and Medicine. Tenley lives in San Diego, California where she works as a ship design engineer and technical writer when she’s not hiking and birdwatching with her service dog.

What I'm Listening To: 


Alice Wong’s Disability Visibility Project



Racist Sandwich



Incoming Radio



Hidden Brain



What I'm Reading: 

Anything and everything I can get my hands on about disability and the outdoors, plus my newest obsession of glaciers.

Some of my recent favorite books:

Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure by Eli Clare

Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities: Toward an Eco-Crip Theory, an anthology edited by Sarah Jaquette Ray and Jay Sibara from the University of Nebraska Press

Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Glaciers: The Politics of Ice by Jorge Daniel Taillant

Glacier Mountaineering: An Illustrated Guide to Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue by Andy Tyson and Mike Clelland