A Little Energy DOESN’T Go a Long Way

A Little Energy DOESN’T Go a Long Way

If there's one thing that I've struggled with the most while I've been sick, it's finding a balance between doing things I enjoy and doing things that don't make me sicker. It's especially hard when almost everything I do either steals my energy, fills my muscles with pain, or makes me feel like I'm going [...]

How to Ruin a Mattress . . . And Other Things I’m Good At

How to Ruin a Mattress . . . And Other Things I’m Good At

How exactly does one ruin a mattress? The obvious guess might be to have lots and lots and LOTS of sex. And as fun as that would be, I'm not convinced it would actually ruin a mattress. Maybe just make it, I don't know, more springy? Of course you could just jump up and down [...]

A Veiled Attack on The Disabled

A Veiled Attack on The Disabled

My first job was working the front desk at a gym for minimum wage. I had to scan member ID cards, re-rack weights, and clean the entire gym — wiping up people’s saliva from the sinks and their sweat off the treadmills, sanitizing the toilets and showers, and picking up the garbage they left behind. [...]

What It’s Like to Work Full-Time and Have a Chronic Illness

What It’s Like to Work Full-Time and Have a Chronic Illness

I regret that it took a life-changing illness, and losing some of my privilege, for me to truly empathize with the struggles of less fortunate people. I wish I had come to this realization sooner, when I had more health and energy to help other people.