Learning the Hard Way
neurodiversity / Post-concussion syndrome / Spoonie Challenges / Working / Writing journey

Learning the Hard Way

Sometimes you gotta learn things the hard way. Typically that refers to making the mistakes people tried to warn you about. In this case, learning the hard way meant having a concussion (two, actually) axed the coping skills that used to work for me and to finally learn some useful things about myself: 1) I was … Continue reading

Paddling, with a belt on
Writing journey / Spoonie Challenges / ankylosing spondylitis

Paddling, with a belt on

Hey, nice to meet you. I’m Michelle. I’m a novelist, a radio professional, and a disabled person. I have ankylosing spondylitis, an immune-mediated auto-inflammatory disease that’s trying to destroy my hips, seize my rib cage, and turn my spine into one lone bone — oh, and chew on the rest of my joints for snacks. … Continue reading

Spoonie Editor Levelled Up Her Spooniness (Also: What’s Ahead This Fall)
awards / Books/Anthologies / Events / Social media / Spoonie Challenges / Writing journey

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

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