Hello! I’m Hiro! I’m a Systems Administrator in New York City. I have a Master’s Degree in Special Education, and have been working in tech since 2014.  By candlelight, I am a Course Instructor at LinkedIn Learning/Lynda, and a Technical Writer at AWS Newbies. I’m also a contributing writer at the INSIDER and The Mighty.

As a disabled adult, Disability Advocacy is a very important part of my identity.  I am the founder of Burgundy for Life, a vascular malformation advocacy organization.

I have been blogging and making websites since the early 2000’s, with memberships at 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, and have been on chemo treatment since then.

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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