Too disabled to be hired, too intelligent to ask for help.

It's no secret that I have Cerebral Palsy. It's also no secret that I'm well-spoken, and can function well, as far as in terms of cognitive processes. Basically, I'm self-sufficient and I can think pretty darn straight and logically. It is rough living in the in-between of anything, especially in terms of abilities. I just … Continue reading Too disabled to be hired, too intelligent to ask for help.

Tomorrow

Tomorrow I'll be back in the swing of things, and I'll once again be posting regularly. I've moved and was without steady internet connection for a while. I have not abandoned this home I've made. I hope you, little reader, forgive me for my absence. There is still a place for you in my heart … Continue reading Tomorrow

Paying Homage To Caregiving, And Being Taken Care Of – Part 2/2

Hello again, and welcome home. It's so good to see you! This post is going to be almost entirely subjective and deeply personal; I hope you are still able to relate in some ways. Let's begin. After thoughtful deliberation on part two, I concluded that I would let you in on my experiences and how … Continue reading Paying Homage To Caregiving, And Being Taken Care Of – Part 2/2

On Language Surrounding Chemical Dependence

If you are suffering, or have ever suffered from the cycle of addiction, I love you. I hear you. You are worth so much more than what you realize. You are not 'an addict'. You are addicted. There's a big difference. Your name is not "junkie". You are who you say you are. You are the … Continue reading On Language Surrounding Chemical Dependence

Paying Homage to Caregiving, and Being Taken Care Of – Part 1 of 2

On one hand, living with a disability or chronic illness creates so many barriers; nearly all of these vary or are contingent on a plethora of routes and lives lived up to this moment/up to the onset of disability. On the other hand, supporting someone with a wide variety of needs, such as someone in … Continue reading Paying Homage to Caregiving, and Being Taken Care Of – Part 1 of 2

Validation

In someone else's story, we are a villain. Despite this, we must know our own truth. Knowing is not enough, however.In addition to knowing our experience, we must also give ourselves back to ourselves. We must reclaim our lives back from the people, places, and even the very things that bring out the victimhood in … Continue reading Validation

On ‘Eating Shit Sandwiches’

Dust settles... We packed what we could and left. Our first venture with an air mattress didn't go so well. In our first go-round with balloon beds, we slept comfortably enough but would wake up two or three times a night. The air had vacated its dwelling place inside the mattress and decided the floor … Continue reading On ‘Eating Shit Sandwiches’