Day Al-Mohamed

Day Al-Mohamed

Day Al-Mohamed is an award-winning filmmaker, author, and disability policy executive. She is co-author of the Young Adult novel, “Baba Ali and theClockwork Djinn,” is a host on Idobi Radio’s Geek Girl Riot with an audience of more than 80,000 listeners, and her most recent novella, “The Labyrinth’s Archivist,” was published July 2019. She is an active member of Women in Film and Video and a graduate of the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop.  However, she is most proud of being invited to teach a workshop on storytelling at the White House in 2016.


Bibliography includes novels, novellas, short stories, comics, commercial podcasts, and films.

Novels & Novellas

  • Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn, with Danielle Ackley-McPhail, eSpecBooks, (forthcoming re-release 2020), previous publication by DarkQuest Books, August 2014
  • The Blind Archivist, Falstaff Press, July 2019


Short Stories

  • The Starlings and the Whales, Center of the World Anthology, June 2019
  • Martha Coston and the Farragut Curse, Those in Peril (The Phases of Mars Book 1), February 2019
  • Ashes to Ashes, We Shall Be Monsters, December 2018
  • Power Play: The Very True and Accurate Story of Eunice Carter, Mob-Buster, Dieselfunk!, September 2016
  • The Beacon and the Coward, Apex magazine, November 2015
  • Death's Garden, Fireside Fiction, July 2014
  • Thorkwald and the Cherub, Alternate Hilarities, Strange Musings Press, May 2014
  • The Lesser Evil, Sword and Laser Anthology, Sword & Laser, April 2014
  • Speak Softly, Oomph: A Little Super Goes a Long Way, Crossed Genres, October 2013
  • Ghosts of Janus, Daily Science Fiction, October 2013
  • Touch of Love, Daily Science Fiction, July 2012



  • Secret Ingredient, Grayhaven Comics, June 2015 
  • Shelly Saves the Future: A Story of Career Development, US Department of Labor, August 2014
  • Moments, You Are Not Alone, Grayhaven Comics Anti-Bullying Special Issue, January 2014


Non-Fiction (selected)

  • Which of these is not like the others? Service animals, comfort animals, pets, and the ADA, Today’s Hotelier, July 2019
  • There’s No Such Thing as Senseless Violence: Misogyny, Racism, and Anti-Semitism. Say the Words, Idobi Radio (Editorial Feature), October 2018
  • Politics, Power, and the Status Quo: American Political Misogyny, Idobi Radio (Editorial Feature), October 2018.
  • The Stories We Tell and the Amazon Experiment, Uncanny Magazine, August 2017
  • Using New Media for Public Policy Outreach, U.S. Department of Labor, October 2016



  • Monster Anxiety Support Group, Comedic Short, 2019 – Writer, Producer
  • The Invalid Corps and the Battle of Fort Stevens, Documentary Short, 2018 – Writer, Director
  • Mother Nature, Comedic Short /PSA, 2015 – Writer
  • Touch of Love, Science Fiction Short, 2015 – Writer, Producer
  • Danny Morgan’s Authentic Eats: A DC Original, Comedic Short, 2014 – Writer
  • Candy Crush: An American Saga, Comedic Short/PSA, 2013 – Writer
  • The Tour, Comedic Short, 2013 – Co-Writer


Other Media (Radio, Video Games etc.)

  • Geek Girl Riot, Pop Culture Radio Show, Idobi Radio, 2016 to Present – Writer/On-Air Talent (80,000 listeners weekly)
  • Day in Washington, Policy and Political Analysis Podcast, 2007 to Present – Writer/On-Air Talent (1,000 listeners monthly)
  • Skills to Pay the Bills, Soft Skills Video Game, US Department of Labor, 2014 – Writer

Awards and Memberships

Awards and Nominations

The Invalid Corps and the Battle of Fort Stevens, Documentary Short, 2018 – Writer, Director 

  • Winner Best Production, Winner Best Short Film – American Presidents Literary and Film Festival, Freemont, OH
  • Nominee for Best First-Time Filmmaker Award – GI Film Festival, San Diego, CA
  • Nominee for Grand Jury Documentary Short Award – Over-the-Rhine Film Festival, Cincinnati, OH

​​​​​​Mother Nature, Comedic Short /PSA, 2015 – Writer

  • Second Place, Nature Conservancy's Eco-Comedy Film Competition, Washington, DC

Touch of Love, Science Fiction Short, 2015 – Writer, Producer

  • Top 5 Finalist, Baltimore Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Festival, Baltimore, MD

The Lesser Evil was a nominee for Small Press Story of the Year, Washington Science Fiction Association, Washington DC, 2015


Professional Memberships

  • Member, Women in Film and Video
  • National VSA Advisory Board, The Kennedy Center
  • National Advisory Board, Center for the Future of Museums
  • Film Fellow, Docs in Progress, 2015
  • Participant, VONA/Voices Writing Workshop, 2014

Related Experience

Driven multi-skilled creative with more than ten years of experience writing in multiple genres: fantasy and science fiction, comedy, mystery, horror, and young adult. Comfortable working in narrative fiction, as well as writing for comics and for film. Regularly writes non-fiction for mainstream media and radio, with a focus on minority and underrepresented populations.


Presents often on the representation of disability in media, most recently at the American Bar Association, SXSW, and New York ComiCon. A proud member of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 24-01 (5th District Southern Region), she lives in Washington DC with her wife, N.R. Brown and guide dog, Gamma. 

Accessibility Needs

I am blind and travel with a guide dog, Gamma.

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