Category: Disability

  • The Mental Load of a New Diagnosis

    The Mental Load of a New Diagnosis

    Well intentioned comments can add unbearable burden for those newly diagnosed with a chronic illness. Here’s what they’re dealing with but don’t know how to express yet.

  • The Dollar Value of our Lives and “The New Normal”

    People keep talking about getting back to normal. And the new normal. Like any of us feel the way we did before the pandemic. Like it didn’t expose giant cracks in how our society worked. I was happier before I knew each government had an exact value for our individual lives and that they decided […]

  • The Dollar Value of our Lives and “The New Normal”

    People keep talking about getting back to normal. And the new normal. Like any of us feel the way we did before the pandemic. Like it didn’t expose giant cracks in how our society worked. I was happier before I knew each government had an exact value for our individual lives and that they decided […]

  • Overcoming the Narrative of “Overcoming”

    Overcoming the Narrative of “Overcoming”

    One thing that’s helped my mental health a lot over the years – and increased my capacity for physical recovery – is getting involved with the disability community on twitter. Embracing disability as part of my identity, rather than something I needed to overcome. The narrative of needing to “overcome” and “not be held back” […]

  • When social distancing fails and you’re high risk

    What do you do when the person you live with thinks they’ve done “enough” to keep you safe, but you still get sick?