Adding Producer to My Roles

2020 was an eventful year for most people. I was not an exception. For me, it meant the entire world would finally be a bit more empathetic about the situation I had found myself in for the last several years: Being confined to my apartment. I made a few friends Although my reason for being... Continue Reading →

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Processing this Diagnosis

I’m just saying it should not have been a leap that took more than half of a century to make. Why did it take a half of a century to make this leap? I daresay because I have a vagina.

My Bendy Brain: Mental Health and Ehlers-Danlos

Before I go too far, let me preface this. Unlike some of my articles that have been extensively researched, this one is primarily based on my personal experience and theories. Baby me I started out this world in 1966 in the home of two brand new parents. I confused them from the beginning. Immediately, I... Continue Reading →

A Balm for the Bruises and Bends:

Managing My Ehlers-Danlos with Cannabis I have made no secret of the fact that I endure a considerable amount of pain in relation to my Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and the subsequent antibiotic injury. How do I manage my Ehlers-Danlos? That was a question, posed as a prompt for day six of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness month. Day... Continue Reading →

Diagnosis: Zebra

After lifetimes of confusing medical problems, an answer is now clear for many "When you hear hoofprints, think horses." That is what doctors in training are taught. (To listen click here) Physicians are specifically trained not to think outside of the diagnostic box, then are confused as to why people with rare issues often do not get... Continue Reading →

Owning Her Stripes

For most of her life, she had experienced pain. Pain that other people said couldn't exist.

Autism Awareness: Accepting a New Diagnosis

April is Autism Acceptance (and Awareness) month. What better month to ask some questions of my therapist and get to the bottom of some questions I've had for a while? About a year ago, I started researching neurodiversity in all its colors and flavors. I discovered many things. Neurodiversity is categorized differently than a trauma... Continue Reading →

A Decade with A Dog

I've written a little about my background with other dogs before mine, and then how Athena Brooke came to be at my side, so you may want to catch up before proceeding. When I met Athena If you do want to catch up,, here's that story: A Woman's Best Friends Athena only days old Today,... Continue Reading →

Contrasts of a Confection

During my poetry class, we were given an assignment to write two contrasting poems about the same substance. One of the poems was to be completely literal. No figurative language was allowed in that poem. For that assignment, I penned a poem called, "Rootbeer Barrels." The second part of that assignment was a bit more... Continue Reading →

Where I’m From: An Original Poem

Wondering why I've decided to share so many poems lately? Well, tomorrow, March 21st IS World Poetry Day! Here's my next one, which actually was recorded first in this particular session. Screaming SecretsThe wronged shrieked                from their fingertips,              silenced no longer,                       Empowered by consent, Enraged from words                not welcomed to... Continue Reading →

Screaming Secrets: An Original Poem

Screaming Secrets The wronged shrieked         from their fingertips,             silenced no longer,     Empowered by consent, Enraged from words             not welcomed to say,                      stuffed inside, eating the polite curtains              away like acid                       until the screams                                  always silent Screeched their way               through the internet                         in a digital riot Igniting memories long... Continue Reading →

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