Hi, I’m Landis! A disabled, queer, & trans writer who is unable to work due to my disabilities. I struggle with both physical and mental illnesses; a collagen disorder, immune deficiencies, Autism, c-PTSD, and DID to name a few. I have this blog to express all of the tangled-up thoughts in my head as well as to share my health journey and keep my loved ones updated. I also created this website because I wanted to provide the representation I so desperately needed as a kid.
Living as a disabled person in America is extremely expensive. Especially when your rare genetic illnesses and trauma-based psychiatric disorders have kept you from working long enough to pay into social security. There are lots of over-the-counter products for symptom management like journals, stim toys, braces, and heating pads…so many heating pads. But these can get expensive. Insurance doesn’t cover everything and there is a lot of trial and error to find what works. Some months, a few unexpected copays can wipe out your meager savings (SSI, the type of disability I’m on, has a $2k total asset limit). So, if you find my posts enlightening or my opinions interesting, please leave a comment or drop a like on your favorite posts. If you’re able to, I also have a Kofi linked on the home page to help pay for the out-of-pocket expenses I mentioned above. Most of all, please enjoy your stay!