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Disability as the Last Acceptable Prejudice: A Farewell Blog Post (For Now)

In the face of entrenched prejudice and misunderstanding about disabilities and the people who live with them, we have to start somewhere. I’ve chosen to start by telling my story, with its contradictions, over and over and over.

The Three Worst Stories That “Me Before You” Tells About Disability

Me Before You tells three particularly damaging stories about life with a disability.

In Hamilton vs. Orlando, I Choose Hamilton

We can choose to harness history's power—the power of the stories we tell—to claim hope and love as things that last, as the things that matter. We can choose to tell the better stories. And if we are fighting to make space for the better stories amid the bad news, if we are too sad or too angry to tell the stories ourselves, we listen to those who tell them for us.

Prince, Chronic Pain, Opioids & Why Dependence is Not a Pathology

On April 21, when my alarm clock radio blasted “Raspberry Beret” at 5:30 a.m., I let it play for a minute before turning the radio off. The familiar tune was an unexpectedly pleasant start to my day. Several hours later, I learned that Prince, the musical genius behind that song and so many others, was [Read More...]

God in My Gut

If God isn’t going to speak to me with a voice or in a dream or the clear movement of the Spirit, my gut is all I’ve got.

Consider the Birds: What happens to a writer (this writer) when words fail

The birds are trying to tell me something. If only I could figure out what. I have a thing for birds, live ones and otherwise. I drink my coffee every morning out of a chickadee mug—my favorite from the set of four bird mugs my husband gave me for Christmas. When I’m browsing for goods [Read More...]

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