As co-editor of the Nothing Without Us anthology, this last few weeks felt as if I were handed the baton in the second-to-final lap of a relay race while I cried, “Oh crap, I need to deliver this to the last runner! The “last runner” being the final production team at Presses Renaissance Press. However, … More Holy stars, I did a thing!
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 … More I took a March break for self-care. Here’s what I learned.
Ever feel like everyone’s writing but you? I do. Now that I’m published and have all these new writer friends and acquaintances on social media, I’m able to read updates about their word journeys. To me it feels like they’re constantly writing. Meanwhile, I’m all like, Yeah, I need to lie down now. After working intensely on Life in … More Everyone’s writing, and I’m all like…
I had the pleasure of being invited to guest-blog on Blush game creator Jen Desmarais‘ website. She asked me to describe what’s it’s like to have sex while managing a disability. This is my personal story. I have a disability that causes widespread nerve pain, chronic fatigue, and mobility impairment. My turn-ons include fresh sheets, kisses … More Sexy and disabled. Yes, you can be both.
In 2014, things were so bad for me, I was sure we needed to move. I couldn’t get up and down the stairs without wanting to cry. The thought of me once run-walking five days a week to now barely being able to take steps without a cane freaked me out. I felt panic-stricken. My sleep was atrocious because of experiencing pain levels 8 and 9 on a frequent basis. All my activities had come to a halt. I was practically house-bound. And since I am an extrovert, the loneliness was unbearable. … More Writing with a chronic illness.