Steampunk CommuniTea Weekend Special Guest Author and Documentarist
Day Al-Mohamed is an author, filmmaker, and disability policy expert with over 15 years of experience. Currently a Senior Policy Advisor with the Federal government, she is a proven leader in organizational transformation, legislation and regulation development/analysis, and innovative program design. A sought-after presenter and moderator, Ms. Al-Mohamed has written two novels: Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn(with Danielle Ackley-McPhail), and The Labyrinth’s Archivist. In addition, she has written short stories, comics, films, and critical essays. Her award-winning Civil War documentary, The Invalid Corps, recently sold to Alaska Airlines and made its broadcast debut on Maryland Public Television in December 2020. In addition to the written word, she is a regular host on Idobi Radio’s Geek Girl Riot with an audience of 80,000+ listeners.
Ms. Al-Mohamed is a Founding Member of FWD-Doc (Documentary Filmmakers with Disabilities), a graduate of the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop, and sits on the Board of Directors for Docs in Progress. However, she is most proud of being invited to teach a workshop on storytelling at the White House in February 2016. A strong believer in community service, Ms. Al-Mohamed proudly serves as a Flotilla Staff Officer (FSO-IS) in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and as a Commissioner for the Montgomery County Commission on People with Disabilities. She lives in Washington DC with her wife, N.R. Brown and her guide dog, Gamma. Visit her online at DayAlMohamed.com and on Twitter @DayAlMohamed