Spoon Stealers, Week 3: The Unicorn Who Farted Sparkles
Cerebral Palsy / Living fully / mental health / Multiple Sclerosis / Spoon Stealers / Spoonie Challenges

Spoon Stealers, Week 3: The Unicorn Who Farted Sparkles

I am my own worst enemy. I tend to spiral downwards when issues get to me, and I lose myself in the shadowy labyrinth. I know its walls very well and have wandered them for so long, they are a second home to me now. Looking back, I see spoons littering the dirt floor of … Continue reading

Spoon Stealers, Week 2: We will steal your spoons. First, fill out this consent form.
Autism / Spoon Stealers / Spoonie Challenges

Spoon Stealers, Week 2: We will steal your spoons. First, fill out this consent form.

For far too many disabled people, finding services—let alone accessing them—is a difficult-to-impossible task. When one does find them, then attending appointments, going for tests, and so on, sucks up even more spoons. In almost every case, we have to sign forms giving the provider permission to steal our spoons in whatever way. ODSP wants … Continue reading

Spoon Stealers, Week 1: Using Strollers on Public Transit
Parenting / Spoon Stealers / Spoonie Challenges

Spoon Stealers, Week 1: Using Strollers on Public Transit

Editor’s Note: Our Spoon Stealers series was inspired by this week’s first post, written by Jen Desmarais. While the Spoonie Authors Network is mostly about our writing journey, it’s important for people to understand how situations in our daily lives rob us of our spoons. These articles are the personal experiences of our contributors. I … Continue reading

Writing Through the Summer from Hell
chronic fatigue / chronic pain / Getting support / Living fully / Spoonie Challenges / Writing journey

Writing Through the Summer from Hell

Disclaimer: The following article is based on Laurie’s personal experiences with managing chronic pain. Always consult your own medical professionals to ensure you’re getting the best advice for you! Don’t get me wrong, summer is my favourite season. Usually. It’s hot, so the cold doesn’t make my bones ache. It’s dry, so the damp doesn’t … Continue reading

You must write every day—my favourite BS notion.
chronic fatigue / chronic pain / Fibromyalgia / Living fully / Spoonie Challenges / Writing journey

You must write every day—my favourite BS notion.

I have been trying so hard to stay out of social media arguments these days, stopping myself from reading or writing comments. Mostly because I find it comes to nothing in the end and drains my spoons. But then a thing happened this week I couldn’t ignore. A quote appeared on my Twitter timeline from … Continue reading