I Was Surprised When this Common Question Triggered Me (how I discovered I’m a “Scrooge”)

20 Dec
Wow, the holidays are tough. We all know this. It’s a wonder we all voluntarily do it year after year. The parties. The decorations. The fudge. One of the things we accept about this time of year is that we’re...
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16 Reasons Why People with Fibromyalgia Actually Make Great Friends (or *More*!)

27 Nov
We fall into the negative and groundless trap of saying we make terrible friends, because of our illnesses. We say we’re not date-able. We post this nonsense on social media and we say it out loud. So of course it...
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10 Things People with Hidden Disabilities Do that Are Bad for People with Hidden Disabilities

22 Nov
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 and Disability

15 Nov
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
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
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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