My Depression Is Not for Your Catharsis

My Depression Is Not for Your Catharsis

:: Sometimes I suffer. Sometimes being me hurts, a lot. But that’s all part of my story. Stop trying to take away my story. It’s hard to write about depression when you are depressed. I’ve had depression many times. Yet it wasn’t until the most...
Depression, the blog post

Depression, the blog post

:: Today, I am painfully, horribly, depressed.  I was also depressed yesterday, and the day before. And last week. And the week before. And last month. Likely the month before, and the month before that. I don’t recall much prior because the rest is covered in...
New Project: DISABILITY ACTS Magazine

New Project: DISABILITY ACTS Magazine

:: Last week, some friends and I launched a magazine to give disability writers a place to publish their work that doesn’t quite fit normate expectations. We’ve called it DISABILITY ACTS, a play on words with the ADA. We’re using Medium as a hosting...
What Happened to Katie’s Head?

What Happened to Katie’s Head?

:: I’ve spent the last 13 days dizzy, cognitively impaired, and afraid. I’ve spent so many years of my adult life as a disability scholar and activist for disability rights—and frankly, as an activist for the understanding and humane treatment of people with...