Music as Healing: Chronic Illness Companions

I love music. I always have. I dont play any instruments currently (though I played the flute in elementary school) but listening to music has always helped me be grounded and emotionally in touch. When I was young, my favorite things to listen to were soundtracks and bluegrass. I lived for the RENT soundtrack, though…

Making Progress

This year is the 25th anniversary of the ADA or Americans with Disabilities Act. This law gave disabled people discrimination protections, more accessible side walks and transportation, adjustments to benefits and so much more. 25 years ago hundreds of people crawled up the capital building to help this law to pass. But this was only…

Options

As chronically ill people we’re often told we don’t have many options, or even that we don’t have options at all. But we do. They are just ones that doctors and medical professionals choose not to tell us. For example, this week I was officially (I had known I had it for a long time…

SCOTUS: Why it doesn’t matter

A week ago SCOTUS made the decision to legalize marriage equality throughout the United States and this made history, and also brought joy and happiness to many in the gay (i use this word intentionally) community. However, in reality, the decision doesn’t matter, because it doesn’t change much. Yes, queer people can get married, but…