Daily Life

The Assumption of Shyness

Once I insisted on hiding my crutches whenever there was a camera pointed at me. I guess I wanted to feel like they didn’t constantly follow me everywhere I went, just for a moment. I was frustrated. Impatient. So I posed without them. Even if I lost my balance and fell over or looked awkward… Continue reading The Assumption of Shyness

Dreams, Fears, Hopes

A Future With Children

I want children — eventually. I've known that for a long time. You might already know that from previous posts or not. But you do now. I posted my thoughts about motherhood a while ago but my perspective has, of course, changed in two years. Not necessarily my decision whether to have children — that… Continue reading A Future With Children

Concepts

Impossibility

I've talked a bit about this before but today will be more detail about how it’s impossible to expect help from total strangers, being disabled. In the past, I've said it's because I was never afforded the particular luxury, assuming someone non-disabled will help me. That's still true — it’s practically nonexistent. In fact, it's… Continue reading Impossibility

Daily Life

First Solo Subway Trip

Me standing with my forearm crutches in front of the Lexington-63 St Subway Station in New York City. My logo is in the bottom lefthand corner in white I have some (slightly delayed) news to tell you all. Maybe it's not really news. Oh well. I'm telling you anyway. A few weeks ago, I took… Continue reading First Solo Subway Trip

Dreams, Fears, Hopes, SDR

World Cerebral Palsy Day 2021

Me sitting at a wedding reception in a red dress, smiling. My hair is partially down and I'm wearing silver hoop earrings and red lipstick. My logo is in white in the bottom left corner. Well, it's that time of year again. Today is World Cerebral Palsy Day. I usually like to take this day… Continue reading World Cerebral Palsy Day 2021

Concepts, SDR

Relax. Rest. Repeat.

Me laying and resting on a colorful blue, white, red, and yellow hammock in El Combate, Puerto Rico I want to talk about rest. Why? Because it's not talked about enough. I mean, I definitely don't talk about it enough. My whole life I was basically drilled to be productive. Possibly because of the example… Continue reading Relax. Rest. Repeat.

Dreams, Fears, Hopes, SDR

How Far

Bigger picture from 2012 with a golden glow labeled "after" is me standing tall on a staircase and smiling. A superimposed photo in black and white, labeled "before" from 2011 is of me standing on a street corner, smiling, using my forearm crutches and my left leg is crooked inward. My logo is in white… Continue reading How Far