Managing Spoons in 2020, featuring Jamieson Wolf
Cerebral Palsy / Managing Spoons in 2020 / Multiple Sclerosis / Spoonie Challenges

Managing Spoons in 2020, featuring Jamieson Wolf

Editor’s note: As promised, this Fall season brings us a new series called Managing Spoons in 2020. It’s been a heck of a year for many of us, so I decided to ask fellow Spoonies how they’ve been handling it. Always lovely to have you on the Spoonie Authors Network, Jamieson! Can you please introduce yourself … Continue reading

Managing Spoons in 2020, featuring Dorothy Ellen Palmer
Activism and Advocacy / Author interviews / Managing Spoons in 2020 / Spoonie Challenges

Managing Spoons in 2020, featuring Dorothy Ellen Palmer

Editor’s note: As promised, this Fall season brings us a new series called Managing Spoons in 2020. It’s been a heck of a year for many of us, so I decided to ask fellow Spoonies how they’ve been handling it. I’m so thrilled to have you with us on the Spoonie Authors Network. Please tell … Continue reading

Managing Spoons in 2020, featuring Christina Robins
Activism and Advocacy / Author interviews / Managing Spoons in 2020 / Spoonie Challenges

Managing Spoons in 2020, featuring Christina Robins

Editor’s note: As promised, this Fall season brings us a new series called Managing Spoons in 2020. It’s been a heck of a year for many of us, so I decided to ask fellow Spoonies how they’ve been handling it. Content note: Mentions of suicide, abuse, and rape. It’s so great to have you join … Continue reading

Spoonie Editor Levelled Up Her Spooniness (Also: What’s Ahead This Fall)
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Spoonie Editor Levelled Up Her Spooniness (Also: What’s Ahead This Fall)

Hello to our followers! It’s Cait, your friendly neighbourhood young disabled crone and editor-in-chief of the Spoonie Authors Network. On my summer hiatus, I decided to relax by getting a shoulder issue, injuring said shoulder even further, and now moving on to Stage 2 of frozen shoulder. Wheee! So, my activities will have to be … Continue reading

Internalised Ableism, Week 8: Ableist in My Mind
chronic pain / internalized ableism / mental health / Spoonie Challenges

Internalised Ableism, Week 8: Ableist in My Mind

So, today, I decided enough was enough—I was doing the dishes. We have a dishwasher, so you would think it would be a breeze. Unfortunately, my particular injury makes bending painful, especially that halfway bend to load something above floor level. Then, in my infinite wisdom, I decided not to stop part-way through for a … Continue reading

Internalized Ableism, Week 7: I’m Not Disabled
chronic pain / Getting support / internalized ableism / mental health / Spoonie Challenges

Internalized Ableism, Week 7: I’m Not Disabled

Most of my health problems have been with me since childhood. I was diagnosed with a learning disability at eight years old. I acquired insomnia, anxiety, depression, and PTSD in my prepubescent years. I developed a repetitive strain injury at fifteen. Yet it was not until last year that I really felt comfortable claiming the … Continue reading

Featured SpAN Author: Talia Johnson
Autism / Featured Author / Fibromyalgia / Spoonie Challenges / Writing journey

Featured SpAN Author: Talia Johnson

Talia Johnson is a multi-faceted woman who is transgender, autistic, Jewish, queer, and more than the sum of her parts. She is an ordained Kohenet priestess, and her work centres on bridging faith and queer communities, educating, counselling, and mentoring. She has done freelance editing for queer and trans representation and is Chair of the … Continue reading

Internalized Ableism, Week 4: Solution to Being a Terrible Patient, or, How I Learned It’s Okay to Need Help
Getting support / internalized ableism / Spoonie Challenges

Internalized Ableism, Week 4: Solution to Being a Terrible Patient, or, How I Learned It’s Okay to Need Help

I had surgery recently on my foot to remove a bone chip and arthritis bone spurs. The pain in my foot wasn’t terrible but it had changed my gait, adding to the workload in my lower spine and making one hip pop out of joint daily. I have arthritis and degenerative disc disease, so I … Continue reading