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.
Adrenal Insufficiency United has named April as Adrenal Insufficiency Awareness month. In honor of that, I’ll share some facts about my condition, Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency (SAI): 🔹My SAI was caused by my congenital panhypopituitarism. Basically, my pituitary gland does not function sufficiently enough for survival without assistance. This means my Adrenal glands do not receive … Continue reading Adrenal Insufficiency Awareness Month
That leather journal I started at the end of last month turned out great, so I decided to go all in and dedicate the majority of my artistic energy to learning leathercrafting. The pyrography was fun as well, but I have to be honest, I'm not really enjoying the pyrography tool I got. It's uncomfortable … Continue reading March Art Dump 2019
“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.”
"Buddy, I’m not trying to be better than you at your job. I was just trying not to die."
February was a month full of new projects and lots of practice leading to improved drawing techniques! Here is everything I created this month, including idle sketches and doodles: I bought a new toy; a pyrography tool so that I can attempt leather burning. I was inspired by a very talented artist whose Twitch … Continue reading February Art Dump 2019
Today is Rare Disease Day! The theme for this year is #ShowYourStripes, which I love because of its reference to the term “zebra”, which many of us with rare disorders call ourselves. This comes from the old phrase physicians turn to when dealing with patients; “when you hear hoofprints, think ‘horse’, not ‘zebra’.” This mindset (while reasonable) … Continue reading Rare Disease Day 2019
Here is everything I created this month! I'm going to try to do this at the end of every month to keep myself motivated to improve! As you can see, a lot of what I have here is just sketching practice.
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