Day Al-Mohamed is an author, filmmaker, and disability policy strategist with over 15 years of experience. Her policy work has focused on marginalized and disenfranchised groups including national initiatives to increase employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities; an active role in legislative passage of the Affordable Care Act and the Hate Crimes Prevention Act; and efforts at the United Nations to address reparations for victims of genocide.
Storytelling has long been her passion. She is author of two Young Adult novels: Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn and The Labyrinth’s Archivist as well as comics and critical essays including, most recently, Inspired, for American Masters.
Day is a regular host on Idobi Radio’s Geek Girl Riot with an audience of 80,000 listeners. Her documentary, The Invalid Corps, a forgotten history about disabled Civil War soldier regiments, was licensed to Alaska Airlines and premiered on public television. In addition, the pilot to Day’s historical series Renegades was released on PBS, July 2021.
She is a Founding Member of FWD-Doc (Documentary Filmmakers with Disabilities), active in Women in Film and Video (WIFV), and recently joined the Board of 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 skilled moderator, she presents often on the representation of and importance of disability in media, most recently at for the National Bar Association, at New York Comic Con, and at SXSW. Day lives in Washington DC with her wife, NR Brown and guide dog, Gamma.