Who I am?
A Texan transplant to Southern California, I could read and write before she could do almost anything else. That love of words lead to degrees in both English and journalism and has evolved into a tool for advocacy, enlightenment, social justice and storytelling.
Achieving the full trifecta of disability: congenital, acquired and invisible, has commandeered a significant portion of my life. The reward for such an accomplishment is a commitment to discernment, compassion and empathy.
Functioning as a disabled person in a society that was clearly set up without you in mind develops skills that, if you pay close attention, overlap nicely into every other area of life.
The foundation of my philosophy is that absorbing all possible wisdom from your experiences is key to living a fulfilling life.