Hello! I’m Hiro! I work as a TechOps Engineer in New York City.

I have a Master’s Degree in Special Education, and have been working in tech since 2014.

As a disabled adult, Disability Advocacy is a very important part of my identity.

On the side, I sometimes work as a Disability Writer, IT Consultant, and Academic Tutor. I have been blogging since the early 2000’s, having started in middle school.

You can find my written works on Contently, my writing portfolio.

I read a lot, and am a little too obsessed with the concept of obtaining Financial Independence.

I am the founder of Burgundy for Life, an advocacy organization, a contributing author at The Mighty, and a member of Diversability and #TechLadies.

Twitter ★ Instagram ★ Medium ★
Journi ★ GoodReads ★ Contently ★

I was diagnosed with Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) in my brain in July 2011, a month after my 22nd birthday.  Half a year later, I had craniotomy (brain surgery) to remove 3 AVMs from my left frontal lobe, resulting in an AVM-free life, but some brain injury.

In July, 2017, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

You can learn more about my Disability Journey here!


I began this blog in 2015 to chronicle my journey as a Brain Injury Survivor (#MyBrainInjuryJourney Project).

After an eventful turn of events in my life in summer of 2016, I took a year-long break, and came back in June 2017.

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