disability

WHAT ARE YOU EVEN DOING, BODY?!

There is no right or wrong way to react to being diagnosed with a disease. Everyone lives differently and everyone grieves differently. When I was diagnosed with a disease I held onto that diagnosis like it was a life vest and I was thrown overboard into an unforgiving ocean because that is honestly what it […] Read more…

Why I Talk So Openly About Being Sick

One of my blog readers messaged me earlier this week to tell me that my blog has helped her (you da best). She told me that she has a lot of trouble talking openly about her illness and how it affects her, and because I am so open about my own health it has given her a […] Read more…

Guest Post: Rhymes with Inspiration

She takes the final, belaboured step down from her front door to the snow-covered sidewalk and pauses for a moment, one unsteady hand hovering just above the wooden handrail, waiting for her equilibrium to catch up. From inside my car, I watch the unintentional pantomime, waiting for her eye contact to assure me she’s going […] Read more…

Don’t tell me I’m inspirational just because I have a disability

There is this social phenomenon that I have been reading a lot about lately, it’s called “inspiration porn.” It is basically this idea that people with disabilities are truly inspiring to everyone without disabilities because they get up in the morning and go about their day as if they weren’t cursed with such misfortunes. It’s actually […] Read more…

Listen Up: Sickboy Podcast

Want to know what one of the best things in the world is when you have a chronic illness? It’s being able to unapologetically talk about being sick. It is so refreshing to be able to openly discuss something that is a huge part of your life without trying to find pleasant ways to word it […] Read more…

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