Jillian Weise

India Downes-Le Guin

Jillian Weise is an award-winning poet, author, and playwright, a creative writing professor at Clemson University, and a disability rights activist. Weise is also a cyborg. Weise is used to this last descriptor raising eyebrows. Weise identifies as a cyborg because of Weise’s computerized prosthetic leg, a technological aid as essential to Weise’s personhood as any biological limb.