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

The Power of Creativity and the Disabled Writing Community
Activism and Advocacy / Anxiety / chronic fatigue / chronic pain / cons / Fibromyalgia / internalized ableism / Living fully

The Power of Creativity and the Disabled Writing Community

I spent 2014 in an acute state of fear. Yeah, I know that seems hyperbolic, but I was quite terrified. The chronic pain I had been experiencing from the neuropathy of fibromyalgia had levelled up to a state where it felt like someone had injected several areas of my body with burning hot, vibrating curling … Continue reading

The Dark Side of WriterWorldLand
Connecting / Getting support / Spoonie Challenges / Writing journey

The Dark Side of WriterWorldLand

CW: This article mentions gaslighting and ableism. The other day on Facebook, I posted: Me: *writes a thing * Ahhh… I love my career. I get to make up stories. It’s lovely. Also me: *visits Author Twitter* Holy crap, Writerland is a cesspool of opinions from privileged tools who think they know everything! Also also … Continue reading

Calling all Spoonies for the Spoonie Authors Podcast!
Author interviews / Connecting / Podcast / Represention / Spoonie Challenges / Writing journey

Calling all Spoonies for the Spoonie Authors Podcast!

Are you a Spoonie? Do you write? Then the Spoonie Authors Podcast wants YOU! The Spoonie Authors Podcast is dedicated to promoting disabled authors and educating the public about disability issues inside and outside of publishing. Each episode will feature an interview with a different author. If you are an author who is disabled, Deaf, … Continue reading

Remembering I’m Disabled
chronic fatigue / chronic pain / Fibromyalgia / Spoonie Challenges / Working

Remembering I’m Disabled

I use a mobility device. I’m on the autism spectrum. I manage mental illness, chronic pain, and chronic fatigue. I’m the creator of the Spoonies Authors Network and co-editor of the Nothing Without Us anthology. A huge part of my existence is now about promoting the works and voices of disabled/Deaf/neurodiverse folks and those who … Continue reading