Cassandra Brandt, Author at OC87 Recovery Diaries

Author: Cassandra Brandt

Cassandra Brandt is an author and advocate for people with disabilities who has been living with spinal cord injury for 8 years. Formerly a tradeswoman, Cassandra is a C4 complete quadriplegic following a 2015 car accident. Post accident she went on to publish three books including a memoir, Iron Girl: Tomboy, Tradeswoman, Tetraplegic (2020) and Seven Secrets of a Sedentary Stoic: Pursuing a Path to Post Paralysis Peace (2023). Passionate about paying forward newfound peace, sharing her personal story in solidarity, and educating the spinal cord injury community about resources and tips for living with SCI, Cassandra has written for multiple disability publications, and has published work about disability rights on human rights platforms. Earning a Master’s Degree in Educational Studies in 2023, Cassandra is also passionate about sharing her love for the language arts, writing and literature. She lives in rural Arizona near her family.