Aubrie Lee

about me

Welcome to my experiment of a hand-coded website – so kind of you to stop by.


You can reach out to me if you’re looking for:

  • A speaker or panelist for Disability inclusion
  • A Disabled, Asian American fashion model
  • A thought-provoking conversation and a new friend

A bit of my journey:

        I’m a professional namer at Google, where I’ve had the honor of being part of several marketing teams since 2013 and attending an executive training at Wharton (here are my notes).

        I earned an engineering degree from Stanford University’s Mechanical Engineering department. I also completed the premed curriculum because, before Google recruited me, I planned to follow my parents’ path and become a doctor. I graduated with honors and was invited to join Tau Beta Pi (in my third year, a year ahead of most invitees) and Phi Beta Kappa.

        I have always loved creating art, whether with painted lines or written ones. In my first year at Stanford, poet Eavan Boland selected my entry for 1st place in Stanford’s Urmy–Hardy Prize in Poetry, and after I graduated, I spent the summer coalescing all my observations from cadaver anatomy labs into a poem published in Stanford School of Medicine’s literary journal. I studied oil painting as a child, explored graphic design in college, and am now learning 3D modeling and animation with Blender.

my disabilities

I have a rare form of muscular dystrophy. The more I use my muscles, the weaker they get. Some of the basics:

  • I can’t smile. If you smile at me and I don’t smile back, trust that I’m smiling with my heart.
  • I’m hard of hearing. I rely on lip reading and closed captions.
  • I have an accent of sorts. Ironically, even though I read lips, my lips don’t move when I talk. It may take you some time to understand my speech.
  • I’ve been using a power wheelchair full-time since I was a teenager. People tend to stand to my side when they talk to me, but it’s tough for me to turn my body to face them. You can face me directly, don’t worry. If you’re worried about being run over, I’m actually less likely to run you over if you’re where I can see you.

Not every disabled person likes to be asked about their disabilities, but if you meet me, you’re welcome to ask me questions. I’m Disabled and proud, and I want us all to include disability in more conversations. If you want to learn more about disability, check out the resources I’ve put together at cripcorps.com.

writing

past speaking

features

more disability work

my interests

Let’s have a conversation about:

  • Self-improvement. Check out How to make a life plan and actually follow it
  • Neuroscience, metacognition, consciousness, lucid dreaming, mind management
  • Systems theory, behavioral science, sociology, social change
  • Philosophy, metaphysics
  • Riddles, lateral thinking
  • Linguistics, polyglottery, wordplay
  • The study of humor

If you're curious, I wrote a life plan with more detail. I call it my Archiridion.

more creative work

Click on my logo to see my art portfolio. Here are some more pieces on the web: