July 04, 2016

CTRL, ALT, DELETE Podcast: Episode 18 with Ryan O’Connell

Ryan O’Connell is one of my favourite writers who I’ve been following online since 2010 when he was one of the main writers at Thought Catalog.


He was the first person I discovered who wrote honestly about life as a millennial “Internet writer” and he describes himself as a professional feeler of emotions living in Los Angeles. He’s written for Thought Catalog, Vice, The New York Times and many others, as well a writer for MTV’s Awkward TV show. I’m Special is his first book published by Simon & Schuster – and he broke the Internet when published “Coming Out Of the Disabled Closet” on Thought Catalog talking about the topics he decided to write about in the book.

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