My voice

I love music. I love writing and art and singing. I am choosing to start putting songs on the website, sung by me and later others who may want to do this. As a child, I performed. Then I grew up and became more self conscious, remembering abuse and bullying, and I would only sing… Continue reading My voice

The Path Ahead

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This coming year, I plan: Creative movement classes for adults (Launching in February) Nutrition Counseling services for kids and adults with and without disability and chronic illness (Spring) A self paced pressure sore prevention and treatment course which includes resources and optional consultation with me, a stage 4 pressure sore survivor (Summer) A self paced… Continue reading The Path Ahead

Grounded

The lightest question is one that has to do with birds and open space and the vision I have for my life and for The Disability Intersection. It does not deal in limitation but in flight and possibility, not in accolades for achievement but in building steadily and strategically on this vision. But sometimes I… Continue reading Grounded

Moving away from therapies

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This video by Kathie Snow, the founder of Disability is Natural, is great and says so much that I and so many disabled people have been saying, quietly and loudly, for years. Please listen and share. This applies to physical therapy, ABA therapy, social skills therapy, and any other therapy. Let’s fight the body image… Continue reading Moving away from therapies

Jaime and I

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Jamie was four years old when she came into our classroom. Like many four year olds, she was fiercely an I-can-do-it-myself kind of person, albeit a really cute one. I tried to take her stances for independence as seriously as she did, though she was so darn cute and small that this was hard. Add… Continue reading Jaime and I

Self advocacy is critical, and…

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Sometimes it becomes a way of blaming disabled people for things that aren’t our fault, of not looking at the impact of policies or of not seeing a full picture. Sometimes it seems like a way to pass the buck, or a way to deal with tension between disability rights/justice, and disability services, which are… Continue reading Self advocacy is critical, and…

How I am sometimes

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Sometimes I just feel behind. I look at all I want to do and the level of support I need that before my mother died I didn’t spend time thinking was “too much” as much and now has piecemeal responses stitched together instead of vibrant help. My disability, as a result, can often feel overmagnified… Continue reading How I am sometimes

Step right up for Choline!

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Hi everyone, I am working on launching the Functional Nutrition services and looking at information on dysautonomia and related conditions to share with you. In this spirit, here is an article on the importance of choline and betaine for POTS. I have started taking betaine and finds it helps my blood pressure and digestion. Hope… Continue reading Step right up for Choline!