ACE

TILTON

RATCLIFF

lives and works in sunny south Florida. They — yes, the singular they — live with their veterinarian husband, Derek, and a pack of dogs, cats, and plants. They’ve worked as both a mortician and a Silicon Valley tech writer, but made the move to freelance writer, artist, consultant, and photographer at Stay Weird, Be Kind Studios in 2017. Head over to their portfolio to see what they're up to lately!

Ace also co-owns Harper’s Promise, an in-home veterinary practice focused on end-of-life hospice, palliative, and euthanasia care. 

 

They exist with a veritable plethora of chronic illnesses, but the Big Bad is hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (with surprise guest appearances from endometriosis, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, carpal tunnel, and arthritis, to name a few). They’re an ambulatory wheelchair user, which means some days they’re on wheels and some days they’re on two feet. They’re a staunch defender of disability justice and believe disability affects every aspect of their life.

 

When not reading or riding their scooter — preferably somewhere near the ocean for both! — they’re probably tweeting or getting tattooed. 

Photo by Eler de Grey

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