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Professional Jeopardy

Pain is a companion. It accompanies me when I rise, only allows brief privacy to shower, and returns with every step, turn, and bend. I tell…

Commuting While Disabled

During the last several months, I’ve written much concerning how people with disabilities are only valuable to the media for their…

Shades of Rare Illness

I submitted the following essay to The Cannabist last Friday in response to Season 3, Episode 9 of The Cannabist Show . Ultimately, editor…

Casual Ableism

In order to help you best understand the past few weeks, we begin this post listening in on a recent conversation with my neurologist. “Can…

Becoming Disabled

This past week has been one of the most difficult on record. It began with preparing an application for a position I hoped to fill, while…

Life on the Inside, Part II

Lifting a 14-pound child, radical weather changes, rising levels of acute pain, and emerging chronic fatigue symptoms are changing my…

Life on the Inside, Part I

I wake up, though not by choice. The alarm clock isn’t ringing, and the apartment is quiet. My bedsheets wrap me in a warm, kind hug; and…

Painless Keyboarding

What is your first thoughts in reaction to the term “mechanical keyboard”? Nostalgia? The obnoxious “clicky” sound you hoped to leave behind…