Doing ‘It’ with a Disability
Cerebral Palsy / Multiple Sclerosis / sex / Sexah / Spoonie Challenges / Writing journey

Doing ‘It’ with a Disability

The first piece of writing advice that I was given was: Write what you know.   Throughout my twenty years as a writer, I’ve happily ignored that advice. I’ve written fantasy novels, horror stories, and countless short stories and poems. And throughout all of them, I wrote only what pleased me, what I felt called … Continue reading

“Get over it. You’re a Beta now.”
Multiple Sclerosis / Spoonie Challenges / Writing journey

“Get over it. You’re a Beta now.”

“Get over it.” “You need to move past this.” “Accept it.” “This is the new you, Bob.” These are the tough but loving—albeit difficult—words I’ve been hearing for the last fourteen months from my family, friends, and doctors. This, after a severe Multiple Sclerosis attack paralyzed the right side of my body, damaged my brain … Continue reading

Learning to Write in a Different Way
Cerebral Palsy / Multiple Sclerosis / Spoonie Challenges / Writing journey

Learning to Write in a Different Way

I have always written. Words are like breathing to me. They are my way of living life, of connecting with others, of engaging with myself. They are the way I’m able to achieve my dreams, albeit on paper. I was born with Spastic Cerebral Palsy. This causes some sort of pain twenty-four hours a day, … Continue reading