Effy Redman

Effy Redman


Effy Redman lives in Saratoga Springs NY, where she writes on disability and identity issues. Her work has appeared in The New York Times and Chronogram, among others. She is a graduate of the Hunter College Creative Writing MFA program and Bennington College

Effy Redman Articles

What Melanie didn’t know was that, due to a lifelong condition of facial paralysis, I physically couldn’t smile.

When You Literally Cannot Smile

I like the idea that a smile can stand in for polite or genuine words that are omitted, due to language barriers. Yet, I literally cannot smile.