Tee Franklin, a Harley Quinn writer, has received a $50,000 disability grant

Tee Franklin, a Harley Quinn writer, has received a $50,000 disability grant

Tee Franklin, the author of the comic book and now the television series, has been among the second-class of disability futures fellows to get a $50,000 grant from the Ford Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

A grant was granted to twenty disabled artists, filmmakers, and journalists by United States Artists, which includes activist and historian Nasreen Alkhateeb, actor and filmmaker Dickie Hearts, choreographer Antoine Hunter, also known as Purple Fire Crow, actor Alexandria Wailes, composer and poet JJJJJerome Ellis, and journalist and editor Wendy Lu. The awards are chosen by consultants who are also disabled artists, and are granted to both emerging and established recipients.

Tee Franklin has an unusual sinus tachycardia, neuropathy, degenerative disc fibromyalgia, she uses a wheelchair, and is bedridden. Only a year ago, she was asking people to vote for her Madame Xanadu project so she could pay for her heart medication. She didn''t win, but her work on Harley Quinn at DC and Warner Bros has become prominent in sales, has headlined numerous awards.

Tee Franklin is well-known for his work on Image Comics'' graphic novel as well as its theme follow-up, writing for the comic, writing new characters for Archie Comics, and DC Comics anthologies.

The Ford and Mellon Foundations intend to invite fellows to a networking retreat in 2024 and a symposium in 2025. At the end of the month, the next Harley Quinn comic is scheduled.

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