“Mapping” Your Way to Routines and Care

14 Jan
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First, a review of Splat. Talking Splat acknowledges that every day, those of us with chronic illnesses and/or mental health diagnoses feel like we’ve been run over by something. It’s just by a different vehicle on different days. We communicate...
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Regarding Lady Gaga’s Words on Mental Health and Fibromyalgia

10 Jan
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I nearly threw my phone across the room, what she said irked me so much. (But I’m not really a thrower and the thing is expensive … and essential!) It was a roller coaster of opinion that began with me...
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10 Things People with Hidden Disabilities Do that Are Bad for People with Hidden Disabilities

22 Nov
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Sometimes, we are our own worst enemy. Maybe not to ourselves as individuals, but to the collective “us” that is all people with chronic illnesses, chronic pain, cognitive impairments, and/or mental health conditions. There are things we do that make...
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Classism & Disability

15 Nov
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From the Oxford English Dictionary: in·ter·sec·tion·al·i·ty /ˌin(t)ərsekSHəˈnalədē/ noun noun: intersectionality; plural noun: intersectionalities the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent...
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Art with Disability

8 Nov
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My touring has mostly wound down for the season and I’ve been awarding myself a lot more time to do one of my favorite things: writing. I’m working on Splatvocate (the next Splat book, this time for advocates), but I’m...
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A Day in the Food Of (and other reflections on intuition and self-care)

1 Nov
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Monday, I had pizza. I had it for lunch, and then I had it for second lunch. It was so good and made my taste buds so happy. My stomach had entirely different feelings about it. By the end of...
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What’s Your Motivation Style?

10 Oct
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My newest speaking program on disabilities covers universal design. With that existing, a trend in my bookings this fall is colleges and universities asking me to incorporate my content on universal design with my flagship awareness program, as an extended...
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8 Ideas to Amplify Healing

13 Sep
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I finally turned a corner towards improvement again, and this time without steroids. As I tapered off my course of prednisone, the pain of my herniated disc became worse every day. Things I’d started to get back were lost again,...
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