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Unlearning Internalized Ableism

While writing my book, Wedding Planning for Spoonies, I realized how ableist I was despite having a disability. Even the subtitle of the OG cover shows that. I have had a debilitating mental health disorder for 17 years, and chronic pain for 1 followed by extreme GI issues for 4. Each night I would vomit.… Continue reading Unlearning Internalized Ableism

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I Got Cinderella’d and It’s Not All Great

My husband and I come from two different worlds. He comes from a different stratosphere than I do. I don't get along with his family, even before I ran away twice. They mistreated me while we were just dating, and I never really understood why until I looked at class differences and ableism. I can… Continue reading I Got Cinderella’d and It’s Not All Great

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Taking Care of Yourself With Chronic Illness

Every once in a while, a well-intentioned family member, a friend, or a medical professional will tell me I'm not fighting hard enough, that I'm not taking care of myself, et cetera.The opposite used to be true - I would receive compliments from my doctors for the presentations I would make each time I came… Continue reading Taking Care of Yourself With Chronic Illness