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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

Welcome to Disability (a House with Infinite Rooms)
Activism and Advocacy / Connecting / Getting support / Spoonie Challenges

Welcome to Disability (a House with Infinite Rooms)

Hi there. You’re new here. You and maybe one hundred forty-one million, five hundred thousand others. That’s a guess. An imperfect one, because the data is young and ever-changing and because lots of folks lived in this house before a brand-new Goldilocks broke in and started judging our food and lodgings. Too metaphorical? Probably. Let … Continue reading

The Writing Process, Editing a Short Story Magazine, and More with Jaecyn Boné: a Spoonie Authors Podcast
Podcast

The Writing Process, Editing a Short Story Magazine, and More with Jaecyn Boné: a Spoonie Authors Podcast

Transcript below! Our first Spoonie Authors Podcast of the year introduces Jaecyn Boné, author of many short stories, co-founder of Limeoncello, and a novelist about to enter the query trenches. You can find out more about Jaecyn here! The Spoonie Authors Podcast is part of the Spoonie Authors Network, an initiative dedicated to building community … Continue reading

Call for Submissions: Nothing Without Us Too
Books/Anthologies / Represention / Submissions / Writing Opportunities

Call for Submissions: Nothing Without Us Too

Once again, editors Cait Gordon and Talia C. Johnson are joining up for another multi-genre fiction anthology. Nothing Without Us, their first anthology, became a Prix Aurora Award finalist for Best Related Work and has so far been taught three times as part of a disability studies course at Trent University! For Nothing Without Us … 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

Mixing Memoir and Poetry with Tangela Williams-Spann: A Spoonie Authors Podcast
Podcast

Mixing Memoir and Poetry with Tangela Williams-Spann: A Spoonie Authors Podcast

The Spoonie Authors Podcast is back, this time with guest Tangela Williams-Spann. Tangela Williams-Spann is a mental health and wellness blogger as well as the mother of an autistic person. She has worked in special education for over fifteen years and is currently completing coursework towards a masters’ degree in Special Education at Grand Canyon … Continue reading