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.....self publish not because … Continue reading Self Publishing vs Traditional Publishing While Disabled
Internalized Ableism is something all disabled people struggle with. What is Internalized Ableism? Well to understand Internalized Ableism first you need to understand ableism and why it is bad. Ableism at it's core is the belief that abled people are better than disabled people and that to be disabled is undoubtedly wrong in some way. … Continue reading Internalized Ableism
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 show … Continue reading We Don’t Owe You A Goddamn Thing
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: If you just prayed hard enough you could walk. While walking in my braces at a hospital one of the valet drivers started yelling, "Run Forrest, run!" at … Continue reading Things Abled People Have Said to Disabled People (Part 2)
September is here and so begins fall, and Chiari Malformation Awareness Month. Now if you don't know anyone with Chiari chances are you've never heard of it. But Chiari isn't rare, not by a long shot. Chiari affects 1/110 people but it's most commonly found on autopsies. Here are some commonly unknown things about Chiari … Continue reading What is Chiari Malformation?
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 they … Continue reading Things Abled People Have Said To Disabled People