Holler if You Hear Me: Facing the Stigma of My Invisible Disability

I have never shared this online before this week–mostly because I never saw a need to–but I live with permanent hearing loss. Doctors diagnosed me with hearing loss when I was about 9 years old. I may have said “huh?” too many times for my mother’s liking, and she took me to the doctor toContinue reading “Holler if You Hear Me: Facing the Stigma of My Invisible Disability”

Parkinson’s: Stealing from Grandma

I began stealing from my grandma three years ago.  When I realized that one day I would not be able to wake up and find her sitting in the kitchen, watching a 13-inch black-and-white television, I needed something concrete.  I needed something tangible to slow the slide of time that had pushed, like a looseContinue reading “Parkinson’s: Stealing from Grandma”