disability

It’s taken me much longer to figure out how to simply eat in a way that feels right in my body, and to accept my body for what it is — broken, fat, and mine.

On Learning To Accept My Chronically Ill Body

My only regret is that I wasted nearly 40 years trying to bend my chronically ill body to an imaginary idea of perfection. Read...
Jody Allard of Role Reboot    |   10.27.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
Here's an activist’s survival guide!

The Anxious Activist’s Survival Guide

For many people, activism induces as much anxiety as the disastrous news stories that compel us to keep doing it. So here's an activist’s survival Read...
Minds

I've Never Met The Nurse Who Saved My Life

The grief, pain, and misery of an illness lying in wait unsettles me — and yet, I must fight to sustain a life caught between existence and incessant Read...
Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio    |   09.26.17   |   SHARE
Long Reads
"If I could, I would almost always be outside and near the water."

#RavsWriters: Alaina Leary - Story Teller, Cat Lover, Mermaid

Welcome to #RavsWriters, an opportunity for you to get to know some of the outstanding Read...
Alaina Leary    |   08.23.17   |   SHARE
#RavsWriters

My IEP Gave Me PTSD: A Student's Perspective

Although the IEP meeting had good intentions to help me, it led me down a path of low self esteem and a lot of self doubt. Read...
Mandy Ree    |   08.18.17   |   SHARE
Genre fiction is all about knowing what has been written in the canon previously, what current trends are, what audiences are excited about, and what hasn’t yet been done.

Why Diverse Genre Fiction Is Important, And How To Get It Right

Diverse genre fiction shares a lot in common with diverse literature, in that a lot of the challenges are the same. We still have to ask a lot of Read...
Alaina Leary    |   08.17.17   |   SHARE

Growing Up With Autism And ADHD, I Had To Adapt My Own Education

The education system isn’t designed for students like me. From as early as preschool up through my master’s degree, I struggled in a traditional Read...
Alaina Leary    |   08.14.17   |   SHARE

5 Key Ways You Can Be The Best Parent Advocate For Your Special Needs Child

Trust your instincts. You are the expert when it comes to your child. Don’t be afraid to speak up, to stand your ground, to share what works at and Read...
Lisa Aro    |   08.14.17   |   SHARE