I am going to be unplugged from the internet for the next week. Until June 10th, I will not be logging in to any social media services or checking messages. No screens! Audiobooks and podcasts only. Taking a break from the net is always very refreshing and great for my mental health. I'm really looking … Continue reading Planned Hiatus
I haven't written an article in quite some time. I'll be honest, I've been grappling with something since I won my disability case. After the initial feelings of overwhelming relief started to wear off, I realized that I could now fully accept my status as a disabled individual and move on with my life. With … Continue reading Learning to enjoy life with a Disability
I completed a new painting today. I used a combination of watercolor, acrylics, and oil markers on a 24x48" wrapped canvas. It will be on display at the Whitewater Valley Arts Association's regional show this May. I have not decided yet whether or not I will be selling it. This is a commentary on what … Continue reading New painting, “Chronic”, playfully showcases life with chronic illness
Up until now, there were no sponsored posts or advertisements that made them any money off of my stories. Now it looks like that is changing, and I feel betrayed.
“I felt guilty because I myself have been exposed to the (incorrect, mind you) preconceived notion that if I can not work, I should not be able to do anything physical, ever.”
It may seem a little silly for someone who struggles with a disability to "set goals". I think that for the most part, society expects disabled individuals to just sit at home and do nothing. They can't work. They can't do the same things neurotypical folks can do, so why would they focus on setting … Continue reading Setting goals for 2019
There is a lot of discourse online about abortion access. I have been doing my damndest not to get involved, but it’s getting so hard seeing people that I know and love making terribly ignorant comments and completely demonizing women who needed to have abortions done. A year or so ago, I wanted to kill … Continue reading The Abortion Debate
Yesterday was one of my most stressful days in a very long time, but it was also a day filled with the joy of relief that the hearing was over, no longer looming over my head with fears that I might somehow ruin everything I have been working for over the last year and a … Continue reading My Disability Hearing