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Worthy bodies: Highlighting disabled writers in District Lit

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District Lit, the journal I’m the Poetry Editor for, recently published our Disability Issue. These writers and artists share their raw truths about living with disabilities, chronic pain, invisible illness, and medical treatments. They share intimate medical histories, fears, hopes, pain, and scars. These are important voices, and I’m so excited and honored to share […]

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First ever DC Art Book Fair 📚 🎨

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Last weekend, my sister Hannah and I tabled at the first ever D.C. Art Book Fair at Lab 1270 in Washington, D.C. We were so grateful and excited to be a part of the first fair! The other tablers were diverse and talented. They sold handmade art, books, comics, feminist zines, poetry, posters of reimagined cartoon […]

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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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Poetry of the body

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The Split This Rock 2016 poetry festival is coming up soon! I’m so excited to be speaking on a panel about the body and poetry with lovely writers Leeya Mehta, Sarah Sansolo, and Tyler Vile. We’ll be discussing body image, the body through the female experience and through the disabled experience. How and why do we write poetry about […]