Like a Garden: My List of Diagnoses Grows

Like a Garden: My List of Diagnoses Grows

:: I decided to get tested for my children. Autism Spectrum Disorder is another flower in my bouquet of diagnoses. As my children have grown, I see so much of my younger self in them. My experiences as a child have echoed into the present as my children have explored...
Anxiety Disorder in Disordered Times

Anxiety Disorder in Disordered Times

:: Anxiety disorder can’t be solved with hand sanitizer. With a full pantry. With social distancing. None of those things matter at all if you have anxiety disorder. Early this morning, around 5:30 a.m., I awoke from a horrible nightmare. I was riding in a car...
When I Give a Talk About Rape

When I Give a Talk About Rape

Last fall, I gave a keynote address about sexual violence at a fundraiser. Giving the keynote was a wonderful experience. Before I wrote my talk, though, I had to sit down and write this essay (essay?) below—all of my thoughts about what it feels like, about...