Brave

Since I started working on my book a lot of people have called me a lot of things: badass, foolish, ridiculous, strong, determined and much more.

Self Publishing vs Traditional Publishing While Disabled

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…..

Service Animal Etiquette

I’ve been seeing a lot of debates lately about service animals and fake service animals so I decided to give a little insight from someone who spent 12 years with a service dog and has had quite a long list of experiences to talk about. This is Diamond. She was my service dog for 12Continue reading “Service Animal Etiquette”

We Don’t Owe You A Goddamn Thing

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”

PTSD in Disabled Children

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.

Things Abled People Have Said to Disabled People (Part 2)

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:

What is Chiari Malformation?

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 ChiariContinue reading “What is Chiari Malformation?”

Things Abled People Have Said To Disabled People

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”