Aly Fixter

Aly Fixter’s background is in journalism and communications, where they have focused for many years on health and sexuality-related topics. They are currently completing an MA in Creative Writing at Canterbury Christ Church University, where their dissertation explores the lived experience and societal contexts of epistemic injustice in chronic illness through experimental fiction and autotheory. Aly’s research and creative interests include: sick and neurodivergent writing practice and poetics; use of constraint, borrowed forms and aleatory methods in experimental writing; experimental non-fiction; sickness narratives and emancipatory research; and the history of the UK’s NHS and social security systems. Aly edits Spooniehacker, an online magazine by and for sick, disabled and neurodivergent people, and is on the management committee for Chronic Illness Inclusion, a Disabled People’s Organisation leading social change for people with energy-limiting chronic illness, energy impairment and chronic pain.