I wrote an article for URevolution a while back and was paid in the form of a T-Shirt via a $30 gift card. As my weight fluctuates I always need new clothes, so I welcomed the opportunity to amp up my wardrobe. The designs URevolution has are also cute and minimalist. The shirt I received… Continue reading If You Can Be Anything, Be Inclusive
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
It’s time for book talk! I’m back to almost 20,000 words after getting the book down to 16,000. That’s quite a feat for a week. And now I have this adorable cover! It probably is a bit cisgender - but I wanted the rainbow background for a reason. Please give me some #feedback for fun!… Continue reading Wedding Planning For Spoonies: Now With Actual Spoons! 🥄
I am back in the saddle again with my book, The Disability-Friendly Wedding Planner, and I'm telling you, it's gonna be a long road. The book's purpose is to help disabled and chronically ill individuals plan their weddings, but I'm not entirely sure it's doing that right now. I'm talking to one agent who hasn't… Continue reading The Disability-Friendly Wedding Planner: Even New Directions
Whether you make it to your destination or not, I'd say your Monday morning commute is thankful for you. Negative experiences - or experiences we think are negative - are grateful for you because they get to serve their positive purpose: to allow illumination in their darkness.
Yesterday my family, husband, and I built our own pergola in our DIY disability accessible French Provencal Potager garden.
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
This book is a traditional wedding planner for everybody - and I mean every BODY. A disabled body is an every BODY. People never realize it, but in the blink of an eye, the progression of age, anyone and everyone eventually becomes disabled. Just think of your 80 year old grandma, or how I went to athletic and active to occasionally using a mobility aid and unable to walk my dog.
The Differently Abled Bride Guide is a wedding planner book for women with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Differently Abled is the PC term for those conditions, as either of those groups can define themselves as disabled, not disabled, or differently abled.
I came up with The Differently Abled Bride Guide after mourning my own wedding planning experience and still grieving my diagnoses. What I wanted to do was use these two strange experiences to help other women.