Before my Ehlers-Danlos diagnosis,Athena and I bent ourselves around one another to sleep. Before my ASD diagnosis, Athena helped me stim. Before my sensory processing disorder diagnosis, Athena helped me … Continue reading Before and After: A Poem
My Path to Diagnosis
For Ehlers-Danlos Awareness month, we are prompted to share our paths to diagnosis for day fifteen. It was a dreary winter day, normal and rainy like a typical December day … Continue reading My Path to Diagnosis
Luered to TikTok for Advocacy
It was only days after my official autism diagnosis that I felt compelled to download and install an app I had sworn never to. For many months, I had been … Continue reading Luered to TikTok for Advocacy
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. … Continue reading My Bendy Brain: Mental Health and Ehlers-Danlos
A Balm for the Bruises and Bends
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 … Continue reading A Balm for the Bruises and Bends
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? … Continue reading Autism Awareness: Accepting a New Diagnosis