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Sandra Jean-Pierre | Digital Artist & Writer of Words.

Category: Disabled Chronicles

Disabled Chronicles, No.8

My mind is generally willing – gogogo! Get things done! The cosmos are the limit! Yay all the knowledge! My body? My body has a more practical view of things. Slow and steady, easy does it, maybe not all at once. But it does what it can to keep me here – so I’m thankful, even as I feed it things that soothe my emotions more than my well-being. Together my Mind and Body help me Be: full, vibrant, whole

Disabled Chronicles, No. 376

My case managers used to ask me every year if I wanted to choose home services – so I can stay in my home or a nursing facility. That question was always absurd to me: why would I leave where I am thriving to go to a place where I am almost sure I would not or at a minimum not fully be able to live how I want? Nursing facilities are marginally good options for a lot of situations

Disabled Chronicles, No. 313

I just spent the last hour of my life re-certifying for my benefits. These benefits include SNAP (food stamps) and most importantly Long term care benefits. These are the benefits that pay for the aides that come three times a day to help me, which allows me to stay in my home and not housed in a facility. This has to happen every year. It is not new. Yet every year that comes around, though I know the importance of

Disabled Chronicles, No. 1350

This is what 123/84 bp looks like after almost 2 months (started July 7, 2020) of TiTi’s Moringa and regular bp meds daily, kidney supportive smoothies every other day, lowering my salt intake and being in a space that is not stressful. My morning aide and I started taking Titi’s Moringa the same day. She’s lost over 14lbs and so far one dress size. She commented just yesterday how my butt didn’t take up the whole seat of my chair