I am now blogging at The Chronic Scholar. See you there!
i’d like to share with you this provocative piece i wrote for the disability studies grad-level into course. the prompt was to define ‘ideology of ability’ according to the late Tobin Siebers. it was a pleasure to write, though i recon not a pleasure to read. proceed with caution… It is within thoughts of no […]
Who Decides? In April 2014, New York Times journalist, Elizabeth Rosenthal published an article entitled, “Even Small Medical Advances Can Mean Big Jumps In Bills.” As the title suggests, Rosenthal’s article reported advances in diabetes technology as minor, but costly. She refers to persons with diabetes as a “captive audience” responsible for “spawn[ing] lines of high […]
i started coursework in disability studies in august. what’s happened since? i’ve gotten angry and i’ve gotten sad. outrage has befallen me and a sizable part of the innocence and optimism i’ve been known to walk with has faltered. i’m jaded. i’m jaded, but i’m not sorry about it. . . …(here it goes – deep breath)… […]
it has been a while since i wrote last. can i just chalk it up to graduate school? working at 18 credits at once is just as challenging as i expected. because my life is academia right now, i wanted to share a past essay. i wrote it during undergrad and have found new meaning […]
i tend to have high hopes for conferences, and i’m no statistician, but roughly 90% of the time, those high hopes are met or surpassed. this week i’m in new orleans for #aade15 – american association of diabetes educators national conference 2015. my attendance here is all thanks to the diabetes hands foundation‘s diabetes advocates […]
this is my dad and i’m so proud of all the work he put in. if i can dance around that well when i’m his age (cough cough, 61), i’ll be happy as a whale in a kelp storm!
i’m not writing this letter asking you stop pretending you don’t have diabetes.
i’m writing this letter asking you to give up on pretending alone.
did you ever keep a journal? write a paper in high school or college? have you ever left it long enough to semi-forget that you even wrote it to begin with? if you have, how did you feel about the way a younger you reflected upon the world? reading through some of my earliest posts […]
last week i announced my acceptance to graduate school. still over the moon about getting to see diabetes through a research lens, i have created a website to begin my path toward a career in participatory community research. so begins, the study of us. so, remember the ask from that blog post? i ASKED you […]