A few days ago my laptop’s keyboard started dying. This was a laptop I bought second hand off of eBay last year. It had motherboard issues from the first day I had it and I knew it wasn’t going to last forever, but when you’re stuck with SSI income, you get what you get sometimes.
For the past few months I’ve been working on my debut novel. I’ve mentioned it here a few times and people have been asking me if I plan to self publish it or go the traditional route of getting an agent and a publisher. I have researched both extensively and chosen to…..
Over the last five years it seems like every few months I’ve had to start over. It’s been exhausting but it’s been cleansing in a sense because it’s all lead to what this next year will bring for me.
I’ve been contemplating how to write this blog for a few days. Instinctively I find myself wheeling on eggshells over this topic when I really shouldn’t. As disabled people we’re expected to answer everyone’s questions with a smile, always be polite even when people are being rude and offensive and we’re expected to never showContinue reading “We Don’t Owe You A Goddamn Thing”
When an event talks about nothing but how inclusive it is abled people kind of assume that everyone is going to be accepted there. Often times for disabled people that’s not what happens though.
This post may be triggering for those of you who grew up in hospitals like I did. The phrases in quotes are directly from my childhood medical records. My diagnosis is actually C-PTSD, which is a more complex version of PTSD, but for this post I have just used the term PTSD to explain things.
Hey ya’ll, My first Things Abled People Have Said to Disabled People was such a big hit I decided to do it again. So here’s part 2:
I grew up disabled in an abled world. I didn’t have many disabled friends and often times the abled people around me didn’t know how to handle me. I think a lot of people think of the hardest cases of disability when they hear the world “disabled”. I’ve personally seen people’s faces drop when theyContinue reading “Things Abled People Have Said To Disabled People”
I was diagnosed with C-PTSD about four and a half years ago. Getting the diagnosis was long overdue and has changed my life for the better in so many ways. I’m going to try to keep this post trigger free, but there will be talk of medical C-PTSD/needles so proceed with caution if you needContinue reading “A Day in the Life of Someone with C-PTSD”