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I took a March break for self-care. Here’s what I learned.

SPLAAAAT! That was the sound of my existence two weeks ago. I'd been juggling different assignments and got to the point where my brain went on strike. I literally couldn't make any decisions about work-related things. My mind and body united in a resounding, "NOPE!" By now you all pretty much know I'm a disabled …

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It’s almost mid-January and I haven’t posted yet!

So, here's my post. How'd ya like it so far? ID: Grayscale image of wooden fence post in against a field grown wild. Life has been a whirlwind lately with extra bits of whoosh. I've barely had time to think. Yet, after only 12 days into 2019, I've already learned a lesson: I super-really, absolutely, …

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Okay, I’m done. But don’t worry—I’m happy about it.

I just this evening had a BOIIIING moment. I'm done with writing for 2018. And you know what? That's perfectly fine. It's been a great year for me. A Night at the Rabbit Hole was published in the Alice Unbound Beyond Wonderland anthology, and I got to hang with some awesome authors. The Hilltop Gathering will be published …

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Managing the Dumpster Fire of Life

CW: Sexual Assault This week on Twitter, my timeline has been full of posts with the #WhyIDidntReportIt hashtag, in response to all the ignorant people who really don't get how difficult it is for survivors of sexual assault to report these crimes. Some have gone to the police, their parents, school administrations, and the like, …

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Choosing ‘The Funny’ While Managing Anxiety

It’s amazing to me how people who deal with mental illness can be stigmatized as being weak, ’cause I’m like, Really? Really, doods? Do you actually have the teensiest clue what it’s like?  I manage OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) impulses and anxiety. It wasn’t enough for me to have chronic neuropathy throughout my body. I wanted a mental …

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#CanConCold2017, but still, I had a blast!

It’s Monday morning, and Can-Con 2017 is over. I MADE IT, I MADE IT! WHOOOPIEEEE! Oh, let me explain. The one thing I really wanted to do no matter what was attend Can-Con this year. I’ve had a wonderful 12 months of networking with amazing authors, many of whom are now friends, and I knew …

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Um, peeps without disabilities, we need to talk.

Yeah. So. Here's the thing. People without disabilities, many, many of you need sensitivity training when it comes to disabled folks like myself. Like, big time. Because you don't even know what you don't know. And you're hurting us with your ignorance. Last weekend at a conference, I was scheduled to be a panelist to …

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My New Wheels!

Because I am a published author, there are conferences I must attend for learning and for self-promotion. I want to go to these things. And with this rollator, I can! Always having a seat with me is an enormous thing. Last year at Can*Con 2016, people suggested I sit on a window sill while waiting in line for a panel. That was a solution, I guess, but not a very good one. Also, I kinda hate asking people for chairs all the time. It's going to be nice to just chill and be independent.