donnie tc denome is an journalist, writer, freelance graphic designer, public health nerd, and general rabblerouser. their writing has won accolades from the California College Media Awards and the California News Publishers Association. donnie is a 2018 Autism Campus Inclusion alum. their activism primarily focuses on the intersections of queer, disability, and sexual and reproductive health justice. currently, a masters of public health at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. their undergraduate thesis (Spring 2020) focuses on the sexual and reproductive health care experiences of autistic adults.

donnie’s hobbies include knitting, crochet, making buttons, and creating outlandish outfits. their favorite book is And the Band Played On, both for its public health coverage and its masterclass in why “patient zero” is a terrible term.