Caz Killjoy (they/them) is a cripsex agitator, disability activist, educator, patient advocate, and writer, and who focuses on patient advocacy; sex and kink; pain, disability, and illness; and accessibility and inclusion.
They have been involved with multiple radical leftist and feminist cooperatives, organizing groups, and conferences since 1999. In recent years, their focus has been on accessibility and inclusion, particularly within the sexuality industry.
Caz is on medical hiatus during 2023 and hopes to connect with you for 2024 via ConnectWithCaz.com.
The Professional is Performative
As a writer and storyteller, Caz began “blogging” in the 1990’s, providing them with over twenty years of experience with professional over-sharing in the style of the chaos-to-quest narrative ↗. Using a variety of monikers and platforms, they have written publicly and extensively on issues of sex, relationships, disability, and mental health since before they were old enough to know better. Over the last twenty years, Caz has appeared as an author, interviewee, or performer in multiple media formats relating to disability and/or sexuality.
Since 2017, Caz has presented workshops and guest lectured to graduate students at George Washington University, Georgetown University, and Widener University and undergraduate students at Stony Brook University, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and Tufts University on subjects including sadomasochism in relation to chronic pain, sex and disability, kink and disability, and disability as a general topic. They have taught about accessibility, poverty, disability, and technology to wide audiences, from activists and organizers to sex workers and tantra practitioners to business-focused professionals.
The Personal is Political
In Slavic, “Caz” means “the famous destroyer of peace,” but “Caz” is also an abbreviation of their first name. Caz is a genderqueer person who presents as tomboy femme; white; queer, and non-monogamous as a relationship anarchist; an anarchist and an atheist; lumpen-precariat; formerly unhoused; a former sex worker; a survivor of sexual trauma and medical neglect; a proud GED recipient; and multiply disabled (mad, sick, cognitive, physical, genetic).
A Much Needed Thanks
I would not have made it this far without direct support from many people when it’s been most needed. A great deal of thanks goes to:
Aaron K., Adam M., Aida M., Akio S., Alison B., Aly F., Amani L., Anthony H., Antigone A., Arielle R., Arvin C., Avery H., Ben K., Betty B., Bianca P., Bree D., Brett A., Brian G., Brian U., Bryan S., Catherine A., Charlotte M., Chris R., Chrissy H., Crista C., Dan L., Danila A., Darrien D., David W., Debra S., Diana H., Dolores C., Eli G., Elizabeth F., Elizabeth P., Emily F., Emily V., Faith S., Francoys V., Grayson S., Greg S., Gregory J., Gwen W., Hannah H., Helen F., Holly M., Ian P., Jade L., Jamie G., Janet T., Jenn J., Jennifer J., Jennifer R., Jesse F., Jessica Y., John B., John E., John G. John K., John O., Jonathan G., Joshua S., Joshua J. Juan C., Julia S., Julie B., Justin K., Karen D., Karen W., Kate A., Kate C., Katherine M., Kiki S., Kwasi B., Lisa B., Lisa F., Lisa H., Maggie O., Mark A., Mark E., Mark WB., Mateo W., Melina A., Michael B., Michael O., Michelle L., Nancy M., Nat V., Nicholas F., Nikki R., Orin T., Paul D., Ren G., Ricardo V., Rick T., Rob B., Rob Z., Robin K., Sandra F., Sara B., Sara L., Sara P., Sarah W., Scott V., Sheena W., Sonia Z., Tonya W., Trista W., Vanessa R., Victoria R., and Zachary M.
A very special thanks to Akio S., Anthony H., Crista C., Jessica Y., Nat V., Nicholas F., Nikki R., and to Rob Z.