Disability Portrayal, a Hollywood Tragedy

Disability Portrayal, a Hollywood Tragedy

:: Having a disability is not only about the outward signs of disability that an actor portrays on film. It’s about the life-long experiences, the pains and the joys, that living with disability brings. I was skimming through my Instagram, when I came across a...
Humanize the Police

Humanize the Police

:: We’ve turned the people who are supposed to keep us safe into weapons. I have no reason to fear the police. The modern police was created to keep people who look exactly like me safe from harm. I am a white woman. I am to be, as every male politician is...
Disabled Writer Reading List

Disabled Writer Reading List

:: Who are my disability writing all-stars? This list was inspired by my panel presentation at the Creative Writing Studies Organization Conference in September 2016. An audience member (you know who you are) asked who I would assign in a nonfiction writing class—who...
Me, Trying to Explain OCD to my Husband…

Me, Trying to Explain OCD to my Husband…

:: Me, trying to explain my not-so-bad-all-things-considered* OCD to my loving husband after I burst into tears tonight over a lampshade. It’s not that I actually care about whether the lampshades are straight. I don’t even like that lamp. That’s a...