Yesterday was my emergency bladder surgery. Things did not go as planned, because it's me and things never go as planned. Only half of the surgery was able to be done as planned. There was simply too much scar tissue for her to finish with her plan. So I was sent home with multiple tubes … Continue reading Health Update (Post Surgery)
Those of you who follow me on social media have no doubt seen my ER visits over the weekend. For those that haven't seen anything, long story short, I ended up in the ER Friday night and last night (Sunday) as well. I've gotten a ton of messages asking if I'm okay and what happened … Continue reading Health Update
There's been a lot of talk about privilege in our society lately. Whether it's abled vs disabled, rich vs poor, etc. it's undeniable certain groups of people have access to things others do not. A few months ago, I stumbled onto a conversation between several very famous authors on Twitter. No I won't name anyone, … Continue reading Privilege in the Writing Community
It's been 30 years since the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) became law in the US. Since then, some things have changed, but too many things remain the same. I was five years old when the ADA passed. I remember my first thought was, "Does this mean I'm going to get to see what the … Continue reading It’s Been 30 Years. Where’s the Inclusivity?
I've recently become active in the author community on Twitter and every time I talk about my audiobook (which was completed on the same day I'm writing this post!) the response I get is either audiobooks are too expensive to make or not important. Both of those assumptions are wrong. Here's why: My audiobook was … Continue reading So You Think You Can’t Afford to Make An Audiobook (Or That It’s Not Important)
One of the things that has gotten a lot of disability advocates angry over the last several years is the way disabled people are portrayed in the media. Be it on tv, in movies, and in writing. Last year, I read a book series I really began to love. I won't name it, but it's … Continue reading Disability Language in Writing
I keep seeing people say, "we're all in this together," any time COVID-19 is brought up. But, that's a lie. Why? Because while you're chanting, "we're all in this together," people like me are being left to die because there aren't enough hospital beds and ventilators, hospitals are having to decide who lives and who … Continue reading We’re All In This Together, Right?
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. I decided early on to be completely honest with all of my followers during this process. I'm doing this with no budget at all. Not even a dollar. There … Continue reading Brave
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
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 12 … Continue reading Service Animal Etiquette