I’m not F**king Brave
Author image / Body positivity / Cerebral Palsy / chronic fatigue / chronic pain / Living fully / Multiple Sclerosis / Represention / 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

Mine for Keeps
Author image / Cerebral Palsy / Crafting characters / Represention / Spoonie Challenges / Writing journey

Mine for Keeps

I remember very distinctly the first time I read about “someone like me” in a book. I couldn’t have been more than ten or twelve at the most, and the book was Mine for Keeps by Jean Little. The main character, Sally, had cerebral palsy—just like me. She wasn’t the sad, crippled friend that you … Continue reading

This Woman Married a Shark and Gave Birth to an Octopus. You’ll Never Believe What Happened Next!
Author image / Branding / Spoonie Challenges / Writing journey

This Woman Married a Shark and Gave Birth to an Octopus. You’ll Never Believe What Happened Next!

Okay, quick confession, the title of this blog entry might be a tad misleading and click-baitish. But only insomuch as this article has nothing to do with sharks, octopuses, or sea creatures of any kind. It’s about author branding. And by that I mean treating the author as a commodity rather than insisting they bend … Continue reading