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All the Parts of Me
Fibromyalgia / Getting support / Living fully / ME/CFS / Myalgic Encephalomyalitis / Spoonie Challenges / Writing journey

All the Parts of Me

I don’t know about you, but many doctors have told me that besides my having myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), I’m in good health. My primary care doctor prescribes drugs for general pain, muscle spasms, severe headaches, allergic eyes, dry eyes, breathing difficulties, dry mucus membranes, and add to that anti-inflammatory meds and the list goes on. … Continue reading

I’m not F**king Brave
Author image / Body positivity / Cerebral Palsy / chronic fatigue / chronic pain / Living fully / Multiple Sclerosis / Representing ourselves / Spoonie Challenges / Writing journey

I’m not F**king Brave

Just to set the record straight, I’m not brave, okay? I live with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) and relapse-and-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). I can’t count the number of people who have called me brave. I always smile and nod when they say this, but the truth is that bravery has nothing to do with it. … Continue reading

How do you make *this* sexy? Why representation in fiction matters. (Part I)
Body positivity / Cerebral Palsy / chronic pain / Representing ourselves / sex / Sexah

How do you make *this* sexy? Why representation in fiction matters. (Part I)

“How do you make this sexy?” a reader asked me, gesturing to her wheelchair in the middle of one of my sex education Q&A sessions. The question stumped me because the answer isn’t an easy one. The short version is: You don’t. There isn’t anything inherently sexy about using a wheelchair or a walker, or having … Continue reading

Featured SpAN Author: Talia Johnson
Autism / Featured Author / Fibromyalgia / Spoonie Challenges / Writing journey

Featured SpAN Author: Talia Johnson

Talia Johnson is a multi-faceted woman who is transgender, autistic, Jewish, queer, and more than the sum of her parts. Her work centres on bridging faith and queer communities, facilitating workshops, educating, speaking, writing, one-on-one coaching, counselling, and mentoring. She is a queer and trans sensitivity editor for writers and publishers. Talia’s most recent poem, Holy Love, will … Continue reading