Chronic Illness, Coping, Life Posts, Mental Health

Losing Mobility

I won't deny this isolation has been hard. Not being able to see my therapist or my psychiatric NP in person for our first meetings has already set me back in the diagnosis and treatment process. They can't see my mannerisms and stims, they can't read my facial expressions or tone, they can't tell when… Continue reading Losing Mobility

Chronic Illness, LGBT, Mental Health

I’m Done Explaining

I'm so tired of justifying my right to exist. I'm so tired of defending my identity, my actions, my boundaries. But if I stopped advocating for myself and my communities, who would? It's utterly exhausting trying to explain why I deserve respect and human decency. And it hurts so much when people fail to see… Continue reading I’m Done Explaining

Chronic Illness, Coping, Uncategorized

Don’t Throw Us Away

I may now be an adult and legally responsible for myself, but that in no way means that I am ready to be dumped like yesterday's garbage on the curb and forced to face the world alone. Luckily, I have a great support system, that won't happen. But for some disabled teenagers facing their eighteenth… Continue reading Don’t Throw Us Away