I was thinking this morning about the different ways we can view and face our disabilities and what the “best” way to do that is. In my mind, there seem to be 2 schools of thought on the topic. School #1 calls for accepting that we’re different and embracing that we’re not like everyone else. … More To Be or Not To Be
“Why date me anyway when you can date a girl that’s much hotter than me and doesn’t have a disability? Happens time and time again no matter what issues the guy might have. I don’t know why I even bother.” This was a text I sent to my friend this morning whilst (clearly) having a … More The Unhot One
Dear “Should:” I’ve decided this relationship is no longer working for me. It’s not you, it’s me. I’ve decided I no longer want to live my life under your boundaries. I no longer want my worth to be tied to you. Other people think I need to stay with you…fit into this societal box we’re … More An Open Letter to the Word “Should”
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the word “disabled.” Obviously we’ve come a long way from using such flattering (and downright cruel) terms as “cripple,” but lately, every time I hear the word “disabled,” it just rubs me the wrong way. For the majority of my life, I never thought twice about it. I … More Who You Callin’ Disabled?
I started wearing makeup when I was about 13 and I pretty much haven’t stopped wearing it since, save for a trip to France in high school where people made me feel so beautiful, I didn’t feel the need to wear any. We live in a makeup-obsessed world to say the least. I can only … More The Makeup Challenge
I had another “aha” moment tonight and it revolved around the word “should.” It’s such an interesting word isn’t it? It’s not I can or I will. It promotes no action whatsoever. It’s more like “yeah, maybe I’ll get around to it,” or that might be ok. Another thing it’s very powerful at doing in … More "Should"