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

Even friendly-neighbourhood Spoonie editors experience burnout.
Autism / Fibromyalgia / Spoonie Challenges

Even friendly-neighbourhood Spoonie editors experience burnout.

I love the Spoonie Authors Network. It’s been a blessing since its inception and continues to inspire (in a healthy way) wonderful things. The SpAN allowed me to gather up people who experience disability and chronic conditions in various ways. Sometimes it allowed the creatives to come to terms with the fact that they are … Continue reading

Writing Through the Summer from Hell
chronic fatigue / chronic pain / Getting support / Living fully / Spoonie Challenges / Writing journey

Writing Through the Summer from Hell

Disclaimer: The following article is based on Laurie’s personal experiences with managing chronic pain. Always consult your own medical professionals to ensure you’re getting the best advice for you! Don’t get me wrong, summer is my favourite season. Usually. It’s hot, so the cold doesn’t make my bones ache. It’s dry, so the damp doesn’t … Continue reading

Everyone’s writing, and I’m all like…
Fibromyalgia / Spoonie Challenges / Writing journey

Everyone’s writing, and I’m all like…

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 … Continue reading