Drawing Me Out: How DisArts Tells My Story
art / Arthritis / Crafting characters / depression / Fibromyalgia / mental health

Drawing Me Out: How DisArts Tells My Story

If you’ve ever encountered me through video or in real life, the word most associated with my personality is “bubbly.” I love engaging with people and get energized by them. Making people laugh drives my joy. If you’re following me on Twitter, I’m also quite open about how I manage mental illness, such as agoraphobia … 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

Getting Stuck After a Trigger
Anxiety / Getting support / mental health / Spoonie Challenges / Working

Getting Stuck After a Trigger

Hey, ho, it’s your Spoonie Authors Network editor! I’ve not posted for a wee while but wanted to share something today. While I’m basically an upbeat and maybe frighteningly friendly person, I am also a human who manages mental illness. I am blessed to be surrounded by caring friends and family, and I love my … Continue reading