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Disabled Chronicles, No.120

Disabled Chronicles, No.120

I wondered if the reflected image of the MRI room ceiling would be the last thing I would see before the strong magnets of the machine pulled the metal rods from my back, ripping me to shreds. Surely the techs read my chart info and either knew I was there for a...

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Disabled Chronicles, No.435

Disabled Chronicles, No.435

I debated writing this one up… It was said to me today, ‘ugly bitch… fat ugly bitch… don’t fuckin’ look at me! That’s why you’re in a wheelchair right now all fucked up(flexin’ on me about 6 or so feet away). Try somethin’- bitch!’ This by a young man who was clearly...

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Disabled Chronicles, No.57

Disabled Chronicles, No.57

The spilled wax sat on the table all day. I pretended not to remember it needed cleaning. Really I pretended not to be angry that it had been spilled, again by negligence? Purpose? But there I was, end of the day, arms tired, flaking wax off my dining table with stiff...

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Disabled Chronicles, No.713

Disabled Chronicles, No.713

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope. -Helen Keller I just listened to a RadioLab podcast about a deaf/blind woman who is struggling with the ghost and shadows of the legacy of Helen Keller. Helen Keller was a wildly...

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The Math is High

The Math is High

All those tabs up there? Scholarships. The tuition is Mathing but the math is HIGH. And my NerdSelf is formulating a SPREADSHEET to keep track of them. … because what else would I do on a Saturday 5 months before school starts? #truestoriesof2022 #disabledchronicles...

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Dear 46 Year Old Sandra…

Dear 46 Year Old Sandra…

Dear 46 Year Old Sandra, You terrify Me. A lot. You are relentless, tireless, fierce, determined. The things you’ve been through can fill volumes of books, can break many hearts many lifetimes over and can break the toughest of men. And though you have been broken,...

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Trajectory

Trajectory

I can’t believe I’m gonna be starting law school after summer It gets more and more real with every meeting and coordinating that’s happening. I think my Dad would be proud (even though he wished I would have gone into chemistry like him) and my Mom would be proud too...

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Disabled Chronicles, No.52

Disabled Chronicles, No.52

My feet hurt like I’ve been standing on them all day. They are swollen about the ankles, throbbing up the calves and the tops, where my new unbroken-in shoes bit into my puffy flesh, feel like white hot lava fire every time my nerves try to reconnect. The head of my...

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Different Horizons

Different Horizons

Spent my day getting acquainted with the law school, asking questions, testing my wit and meeting future colleagues. Life is a whole lot different than a year ago. Different horizons are opening up. I’m terrified and excited. Whooo! This is wild! [gallery columns="4"...

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Why I Spinraza

Why I Spinraza… why I keep fighting when it doesn’t make sense to, why I keep going - for these moments when I rise up and attempt something great. When these moments make me feel like Me  

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Disabled Chronicles, No.2k

Disabled Chronicles, No.2k

I still get insomnia the week leading up to it. Still have to take extra care to prep myself in the morning before I go. Still talk myself through the anxiety of what I’m about to do. The bigness, hasn’t waned for me. The dangers haven’t diminished either. Every time...

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Elevate Relaxing Sleep

Elevate Relaxing Sleep

Hey Fam I started a Youtube channel dedicated to sounds to help with sleeping and I’d love it if you’d pop over, subscribe and hit the notification bell to be alerted when I post. The name of the channel is Elevate Relaxing Sleep:...

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