My Body Is A Badass: A Declaration of Self

We must all learn to love ourselves through difficult things. For me, after everything my body and I have been through together, I can honestly say that I do love it. It’s a badass. And maybe, I am too.

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An Open Letter to My Bone Marrow Donor

I’ve thought quite a bit about exactly what I want to say to you and I’m really not sure that anything I could ever say could measure up to exactly the right words. 

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How to Touch Again: A Trust Fall Back into Life After BMT (Day 53)

We become so wrapped up in our apparent non-effect on other people that we forget that we very much do. Not just with germs and vaccines, but with actions and words too. Learning how to touch again has been all about trusting that other people maintain their part of the bargain; as is most of life. 

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I Know Why Babies Cry: A Deconstruction (BMT to Post Day 8)

This is what life was like for me at the brink of nothing. No blood type; no immune system. To be absolutely empty except what’s going on in your head. It’s an odd place; to wake up in the morning and know that you’ve got nothing left — but to feel as though you are so much.

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