I am a sexually active twenty-year-old woman with a rare, life-threatening autoimmune disease that I will be receiving a bone marrow transplant for this July. I’m also pretty sure you’ve never read those words together in a sentence before.Read More
“I might be the last great white rhino, but I am also the rose that grew from concrete.”Read More
I spend a lot of time curled up in my bed, wanting everything to stop. But at the end of the day, I have to get out of bed. I have to do the thing — live life — do college. Because someday I will thank myself.
Originally published on Medium.com: Feb 24, 18Read More
For People with Disabilities, Self Care Has Nothing to do with Bubble Baths.
Originally published on Medium.com: December 19th, 2018Read More
I often find myself pondering how to measure my own life in the chaos of 2017.
This piece was published in The Huffington Post: Dec 31, 2017Read More
All I knew was that it had finally happened. The train had arrived.
First Published on Medum.com & Wordpress.com : Dec 11, 2017Read More
The more that I learn about the different ways in which people experience disability, the more urgent this fight becomes. These people are your friends, too— maybe more than that.
The Originally appeared in The Huffington Post: Jul 27, 2017Read More
As a 20-year old woman with three autoimmune disorders, legislation like the American Health Care Act is really risky for people like me in multiple ways. However, there is a part of the bill that no one seems to be taking seriously: Subsidies based on age. This has been a staple of Republican plans recently that hasn’t gotten as much attention in the headlines as it should. Especially if you’re a young person that voted for Donald Trump.
Published Originally on the Huffington Post: May 08, 2017Read More
“No one is one hundred percent anything,” a friend told me one night at a meeting. “Except human, of course. Or, at least, I hope so.”Read More
I am a 19-year-old, female college student living on my parent's insurance. You don’t know me. You never will. But I could also be your daughter. Your best friend. I know that there are inherent issues with the law that was supposed to be our saving grace, but for someone like myself, whose life depends on blood work and doctors’ visits, it is the thing that has kept me and many others alive.
This piece was published in the Huffington Post: Mar 05, 2017Read More
“Why do bad things happen to good people?”
This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post: Jan 13, 2017
Quite a bit has happened in my life since I wrote this. However, I think it's important to document my changing perspectives & to give a whole picture of my journey, so I'm including it for the archive.Read More