Carolyn Saulson, a Bay Area African American and Disability Rights community activist who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare blood cancer affecting African Americans at a rate twice that of the general population, on August 10, 2009. Author of Living A Lie. Mother of Sumiko Saulson, Co-Author of the play Strange Tales of Henriette Jekyll. Co-Founder of Iconoclast Productions. Lead singer of the band Stagefright. Poet. Co-author of Profiles in Black with Joyce Duran. Subject and co-author of Tales of an Iconoclast.
Wickedly Abled is a dark speculative fiction anthology challenging well-worn tropes depicting disabled persons in solely villain or victim roles by promoting darker themed works of fantasy, sci-fi and horror by authors with disabilities artists which feature disabled protagonists.
"Living a Lie" is a near-future science fiction story about a man born to a mentally ill, homeless mother who has hidden his true identity and background during his quest for upward mobility. The lie he’s been living threatens to unravel when he begins to discover that his mother's symptoms were not signs of the onset of schizophrenia... but of the onset of superhuman powers.