On Mind Over Matter

There are a lot of inspirational tropes out there meant to inspire people to persevere or not give up. The top two are “mind over matter” and “there’s nothing that can stop you but your attitude” (or something to that effect). Both of these, while well-meaning, are extremely problematic, but especially because of how they … More On Mind Over Matter

On Being Tired

I’ve been really angry and unsettled lately and I can’t really pinpoint why. Actually, I think I can…I just can’t seem to shake it. I’ve hit kind of a life wall. I’m tired of dealing with inconsiderate people on a daily basis. People who seemingly couldn’t give two shits about me or other disabled people … More On Being Tired

On Perceptions

Life with a disability for me has largely felt like living at the mercy of someone or something else. I’m constantly at the mercy of my body and whatever it decides it wants or doesn’t want to…what it can or can’t do. I’m at the mercy of the stereotypes and skepticism that society and people … More On Perceptions