Hey all, this is just a short post to say that my article about the disability marriage penalty was PUBLISHED on the Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy website here! In case you need more context, I wrote about the way that this issue personally affects me back in January. You can … Continue reading Marriage and Disability Update
11 Things I Learned From Law School
This is long and boring to read, just like a law school assignment.
The “Fundamental” Right to Marriage
UPDATE: The article that I mention I wrote for the Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy can now be found here. I know, I know, it's been forever. I didn't intend to take such a long break from blogging, but last semester really kicked my butt work-wise and I could not dedicate … Continue reading The “Fundamental” Right to Marriage
In her 2003 essay, Spoon Theory, Christine Miserandino describes what it feels like to live with chronic illness. She tells the story of being with her friend in a diner when the friend asked her what it felt like to have Lupus. Christine went around the diner and collected twelve spoons from nearby tables. She … Continue reading Outta Spoons
To Cure or Not to Cure?
Just a couple of days ago, the FDA approved a new treatment for my disability, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). It is called Evrysdi (the chemical compound was called Risdiplam) and, unlike the previous major therapy, Spinraza, it comes in the form of a pill rather than a spinal injection. This means that people like me … Continue reading To Cure or Not to Cure?
The One Where I Talk About COVID-19
Sometimes I'll come up with an idea for a blog post and spend like weeks hyping it up in my own mind before I write it. Then, by the time I get to it I draw a complete blank about what to say. This is one of those posts. How do I even begin talking … Continue reading The One Where I Talk About COVID-19
When I wrote my last substantial post two years ago, I was winding up for my first year of law school, bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and ready to take on a new journey. Well, now I'm two years in and have one year left and I can say that going to law school has been the best … Continue reading Law School
Mental Health Part Three – I’m Not a Burden
Trigger Warning: Suicide, illness Growing up, I was in the hospital A LOT. I had severe respiratory illnesses all throughout my childhood multiple times a year, and every time I would get sick, my parents would be by my side as often as they could be. I was pretty much never alone in the hospital … Continue reading Mental Health Part Three – I’m Not a Burden
Access to Education
My parents often tell me about an experience they went through right before I started elementary school. They had a meeting with my principal where they took a tour of the school and made sure that it would be accessible and right for me. It was a public school, but they still wanted to make … Continue reading Access to Education
My Trip to Greece
In the Spring of 2012, when I was studying film at Mizzou, I got an email about a study abroad course for my major. Now, Film Studies was a relatively new major at the school so study abroad opportunities for it were basically nonexistent. I was psyched. after looking closer at the email, I learned … Continue reading My Trip to Greece