Being Trans and Disabled, Its Not So Easy

So as you already know from reading this blog, I have a disability. I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a systemic genetic disease that effects my collagen. But I am also transgender. I identify as male and have been out for 5 years. The intersection of these two identities is frightening for me. When I first…

An Open Letter to Mayor Deblasio and the MTA

Mayor Deblasio and The MTA, This city is so inaccessible it sometimes blows my mind, it should be on a list of the most inaccessible cities in the world. Wait, let’s back up. My name is Emet. I am a 20 year old rising college senior at SUNY purchase, studying to be a nonprofiteer, and…

Its Okay To Have Limits

Sometimes I like to think of myself as a superhero. Someone with no limits who can literally do whatever they set their mind to when they set their mind to it. But that is not the truth, not for anyone, especially someone with a chronic illness. So when I set out this summer to do…