Erin Clark, creator of Instagram's erinunleashes and Sex Icon Magazine, is an award-winning creative non-fiction writer whose work has appeared in such places as Gay Mag, Refinery29, Brevity and other literary journals. Her short films and self-portraits have been published by The Deaf Poet's Society and Khôra.
Erin's work is a reclaiming of disability in narrative, avoiding the dominant tendency to present disabled people as overcoming their disabilities in, what is often referred to as, "inspiration porn." In her persona as "International Sex Icon" she refuses to accept the desexualization of disabled bodies, while commenting on the objectification of women as sexual objects and of disabled people as objects of inspiration. Erin insists on portraying and presenting herself in defiance of the history of disabled people being spoken for and used as narrative catalysts for the enlightenment of non-disabled protagonists.
Her memoir, If You Really Love Me, Throw Me Off the Mountain was published by EyeCorner Press and her upcoming #OwnVoices romantic comedy, The Break-Up Artist (published by Audible), is slated for a 2021 release. Erin is a Canadian world-traveller, world champion pole dance athlete, and, as a paragliding pilot, Erin has a wheelchair that can fly.
Interviews and documentaries and profiles
Erin Clark's book If You Really Love Me, Throw Me Off the Mountain (EyeCorner Press) is recommended by the NYTimes in this article showcasing a wide range of books, films television and dance representing artists from the disability community. NYTIMES
To celebrate the upcoming release of "Last Call," a story about an actress who has a steamy threesome with her friend and a cute bartender, Erin Clark is interviewed by DIPSEA.
"Erin Clark is an unstoppable force. She is fierce in a way that forces people to notice, unapologetic in claiming her space in the world. She is a brilliant writer and a world champion pole athlete. Her introspection on her life and disability is a stunning vista of what our lives might be when, in her words, we turn our fear into curiosity. ...an interview with a sex icon for DISABILI-TEA
Barcroft Media sent a videographer to Vilaseca to film Erin going about her day and training for the World Pole Sport Competitions in July, 2017. Watch the mini documentary by BARCROFT TV