disability

Ask Erin: I Feel Like I'm A Burden On My Family

I feel like I am a burden on my family.

I feel like an absolute burden on my family, and whilst I know they don't resent having to help me, it does limit their freedom.

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What It’s Like To Live With An “Invisible” Disability

My shame ran so deep that I couldn’t admit to myself that I had a disability, even when it impeded my studies and my social experience.

My shame ran so deep that I couldn’t admit to myself that I had a disability, even when it impeded my studies and my social experience.

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What I Took For Granted When I Was Able-Bodied​

There are so many little things I never thought about before I lost the ability to do them.

There are so many little things I never thought about before I lost the ability to do them. Pain is fluid. It seeps into every crack and corner.

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How Tarot Cards Saved My Life

I start each day by drawing two cards for guidance, and then further consulting the deck. Last fall, tarot cards saved my life.

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I Make Fashion Choices With My Disability In Mind

Photo of Rachel Hoge by Katy Nash

The clothes I wear allow others to see beyond my stutter, encouraging them to discard any negative connotations they might have about my disability.

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How To Support Your Disabled Loved Ones This Holiday Season  

It’s helpful if you talk to your disabled loved ones to see what works for them.

It’s helpful if you talk to your disabled loved ones to see what works for them. My family and friends have always been great at figuring out accessibility.

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If Leigh Bardugo Is Starting A Cult, Sign Me Up!

Leigh Bardugo isn’t just an incredible writer; she’s also an incredible person, not least because she writes very diverse stories that give readers the gift of representation.

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On Learning To Accept My Chronically Ill Body

It’s taken me much longer to figure out how to simply eat in a way that feels right in my body, and to accept my body for what it is — broken, fat, and mine.

My only regret is that I wasted nearly 40 years trying to bend my chronically ill body to an imaginary idea of perfection.

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The Anxious Activist’s Survival Guide

Here's an activist’s survival guide!

For many people, activism induces as much anxiety as the disastrous news stories that compel us to keep doing it. So here's an activist’s survival guide!

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I've Never Met The Nurse Who Saved My Life

The grief, pain, and misery of an illness lying in wait unsettles me — and yet, I must fight to sustain a life caught between existence and incessant stillness.

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