Interview: How a Disabled Human Resources Professional Started Her New Job

7 Nov
I’m in California visiting my best pal Brianna, who lives with four autoimmune diseases … and a four-year-old. She just started a new job, so I’m checking in with her to see how it’s going and what advice she has...
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The Sag Wagon Advantage

27 Aug
Earlier this month, I attended a bicycle ride event for charity in Iowa. It’s an event a friend of mine puts on and I’ve seen the pictures on Facebook every year and decided this time I was going to go,...
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On Mattresses and How I Hurt Myself

6 Aug
Mattresses tell the tale of a thing I do wrong a lot. Amica and I are traveling again, and our first night was a marvelous stay in a National Forest where I slept on my comfy air mattress. That air...
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Stages of Relief After a Traumatic Period

1 Aug
I had this idea months ago and wanted to take the time I needed to process everything before I wrote this. Honestly, I still don’t feel fully prepared to do this “correctly,” but I don’t know that I ever will,...
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Yes, You are Disabled Enough, and Why You Should Say So

3 Jul
I recently talked to someone who questioned whether she was “disabled enough” to identify as disabled. She said she had a “mild” version of her condition and hesitated to even talk about it. I really related to this, because sometimes...
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When I Play Favorites with My Chronic Conditions

30 May
This week it occurred to me that I play favorites with my chronic health conditions. What I mean is, I most often identify as someone with fibromyalgia and downplay my other conditions. Today, I decided I’d write about it, not...
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Why Asking “How can I help?” is Problematic (and Tips to Rephrase)

23 Apr
“Is there anything I can do?” It’s a common question from caring people. We ask it when someone is stressed. We ask when someone is grieving. The caring people in my life ask when one of my chronic conditions is...
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