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‘Ode to my physical therapist’ in Words Dance

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I’ve been writing a lot about the body, chronic pain, and the strange ways pain is invisible but still felt. Today, Words Dance published one of my new body poems, “Ode to my physical therapist.” They called me a “lovely badass” when they sent the acceptance note — and I’ve never been more gushy. I […]

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‘Body remembers’ in The Fem

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For the past year, I’ve been suffering from intense lower back pain that also causes numbness in my right foot. This pain was different from anything I’ve experienced. Although I was born with skeletal dysplasia, and have a bad case of scoliosis, my back never bothered me. Until last year. When it hit me hard. […]