You’re Either Autistic or You’re Not

No, everyone is not “a little autistic.” My brain literally processes input differently than yours does. All input. Verbal, sensory, emotional, social….everything. You may understand some of the symptoms I experience that are related to my autism, but you can never understand what it’s like to have an autistic brain. And that’s okay, because I’ll […]

Traveling While Disabled: Invisible Disability Discrimination

Disability discrimination comes in many forms, including the backward sort of discrimination which involves assorted community gatekeepers deciding you’re not disabled enough to receive appropriate accommodations. I read this piece about travelers who are more severely mobility impaired than I am who have had to fight with airlines for replacement of their damaged mobility devices and […]

Grandma’s Heart Attack & Strokes…and American Heart Month

Everything changed on Friday, February 17, 2017. Tom and I were sleeping in, only to be awakened by the doorbell, where one of my brothers stood to offer to drive me to the hospital to see Grandma because I hadn’t been answering my text messages. One of my uncles had made his daily morning phone […]

Stories Told? Dreams on Hold.

I have some stories that need to be told But life comes along to put my dreams on hold I know my fellow writers see this rhyme scheme as lazy But it’s all I can think of – isn’t that crazy? It helps if you imagine this being read by Lin-Manuel Though I’m neither poet […]

6 Holiday Gift Ideas for Slightly Broken Women

This year, I decided to break my 2016 holiday gift guide into two parts: kids and adults. The adults are going first, because sometimes mama’s gotta take care of herself. Here are some gift ideas for my fellow slightly broken women to give each other or to give as hints to those who will be […]

Safety Pins and Entry Level Allyship

As a white woman with autism and mental illness, the overt and covert discrimination I face as a disabled person is much different than that of other marginalized groups. I acknowledge that. I’ve been trying to step up my personal game as an ally for POC and the LGBTQ community over the course of a […]

The Terrifying Weekend I Lost My Mind

Crazy is one of those words that those of us who are mentally ill may use to self-describe from time to time, but it’s generally considered offensive if anyone else uses it to describe us. But I only thought I knew what I was talking about any time I used the word before Sunday, November […]

6 Things You Can Do Today That Will Pay Off On Your Blog Forever – Type-A Con East 2016

Our closing keynote speaker for the 2016 Type-A Parent Conference East is Darren Rowse of ProBlogger, who didn’t request Thunderstruck as his entrance music, but is totally loving it. Tags: #TypeAEast, blogging, conferences

Building Your Instagram Following – Type-A Conference East 2016

Julie Deily is here to talk to us about Instagram and how to get more followers the legit way. She was laid off from her job a few years ago and took that as her opportunity to throw herself into blogging. Create a Plan and Set Goals Know why you’re posting. (to gain more followers? […]

10 Ways to Use IFTTT to Boost Pageviews & Save Time – Type-A Con East 2016

Jennifer Auer is talking to us today about how to use If This Then That in order to get more traffic to our blogs while also saving us time. What is IFTTT? Recipes on IFTTT are the easy way to automate your world. Channels 363 channels (Jennifer has 22, but the possibilities are endless) […]

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