Whenever a blind person enters a new profession these are the questions we have to consider.
Tag Archives: self-advocacy
How to Build an Unseen World
Do you look at me like I’m incapable of crossing a street safely without your guidance? Or like someone who builds universes out of daydreams?
Today I’m Proud to Announce…
Jubilant is the story of how Lieutenant Wren Elspur of His Ellondese Majesty’s warship Jubilant and Kelta, second officer of the Darias Clan warship Keltorax meet and join forces on a quest to discover why the crews of merchant and courier ships are disappearing right off their decks.
The Tale of the Brave Knight and Lady X
I thought he’d help me with smaller crowds, but I never imagined being able to go to Panoply (a large, local art fair) without a migraine, or tackle other incredibly challenging situations like that.
Cosplay Canes Conquer Anxiety
I wasn’t thinking about any of that, though, when I decided that a leather-wrapped bamboo pole felt more period-appropriate for my costume than the graphite stick wrapped in reflective material I normally carried. I donned my jerkin, horns, leggings, and un-authentic flats (I’m on a budget), grabbed the bamboo, and headed out to the car. And literally ran into two problems right away.
The Right to Hope
I’ve found work-arounds, solutions, and consolations for each of these, and thousands of other problems. But each work-around takes time, and not just mine. I have the right to wish, to pray, that I could function as independently as anyone else.
Guest Post: From First Pet to Last Snuggle
In reflecting on our two-year relationship from first pet to last snuggle, I’ve realized that it’s the same way with grief. If you’ll allow me a moment, I’d like to share with you the story of Cricket’s retirement.
Weapon of Choice
No humans were harmed in the making of this post.
The Zen Pack Leader
No matter how old you are, your brain is still a puppy. It responds far better to encouragement and boundaries than self-criticism. Training it to return to a particular thought or mental posture takes just as much time, and patience, as teaching basic obedience skills to a dog.
Tech Trials: Part 1
It’s your fear, your journey, and your healing. While this doesn’t give you leave to bite the hand trying to feed you, it does mean you have the right and responsibility to determine how much healing you’re ready for at any given time.