It’s been a while since I’ve posted! Things have been busy. I have an upcoming piece that’s going to be published on a website that isn’t mine (no idea when, but I’m excited about it), I’ve finally decided on a graduate school (hello, Harvard!), and I've interviewed an artist about his dessert paintings for Guest … Continue reading What Insurance Doesn’t Cover (PT Edition)
This is part one of a two-parter that I was originally going to title, “The Cost of Disability” (meant in a very literal sense). I started writing the post, which is a list of things that one needs when living with paralysis, with a short description (including price) of each item on the list. When … Continue reading All About Wheelchairs
Note: I’m going to talk about bladders and catheters, which may get a little TMI. If that makes you uncomfortable, please direct your attention elsewhere (or read any of my previous blog posts). When I was in college, I had a mental map of the accessible bathrooms in every single academic building and fast food … Continue reading Bladder Management
I really wanted to do a post on the recent snowmageddon that hit NYC, but it's one of those things that doesn't work unless you have lots and lots of pictures. I lack these pictures, but just imagine a bunch of slushy and poorly-shoveled curb cuts, with dirty puddles everywhere. Now imagine sticking your hands … Continue reading Core Strength
First, I just have to say, I did not expect my first post to get the response that it did. I was so touched by the number of people who read my post, who left comments, and who liked it on Facebook (seriously, I have never seen that many likes on a post I have made). … Continue reading Adventures in Paratransit
Right. So. Here we go. For those unfamiliar with my wheelchair (i.e. complete strangers) or how I got it (i.e. most people I met after high school and complete strangers), I sustained a spinal cord injury in January 2008 (making this kind of my eight-year injuriversary if you want to get technical and somewhat Hallmark-y about … Continue reading First post! Eight years late.