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Coming out about my invisible disability

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Last month, I had an article published in The Mighty called “Why I’m Coming Out About My Invisible Disability.” The Mighty is an online site, an online community, that publishes stories by people with disabilities, diseases, mental illnesses, and more. Its Who We Are Page states, “Having a disability or disease doesn’t have to be […]

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Three poems in Noble/Gas Quarterly

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Noble/Gas Quarterly published three of my poems today in their 203.4 issue. I’m honored to be included with so many other great writers. “Application to NASA” is a retelling of my previous poem “On that one-way trip to Mars.” It’s my way of calling NASA out for its height restrictions, of blaming my bone disorder from keeping […]

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Tabling with my sister at the DC Art + Book Fair

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My sister Hannah and I were accepted into the first ever DC Art + Book Fair! We’ll be sharing a table showcasing our art and writing on November 12 at Lab 1270 in Washington, D.C. There will be dozens of incredible artists, zines, writers, and more! Hannah will be selling her hand cut bookmaking and journals. A […]

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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. […]

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When your book is out in the world

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When your book is out in the world you start seeing people actually reading it. One of your old professors rates your book on Goodreads. It’s actually real. A physical thing taking up space on people’s bookshelves or weighing down their backpacks. Maybe people will read it on the Metro or a road trip. Maybe […]