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Selected Publications

2022

 

Atticus Review: Piranha Tank, Spring

Poets&Writers: The Perfectly Balanced Writers Group, Mar/Apr

WIRED: I Gave My Child A Smartphone and It's Been the Best Thing For Her, Feb

2021

NBC THINK: Adoption Doesn't Mean Abortion Isn't Needed, Even if Some Supreme Court Justices Think So, Dec

Severance Magazine: I Didn't Understand My Hair. Then I Met My Birth Parents, Dec

The Independent: My Birth Certificate Was Legally Changed. At 48, I Saw The Real Version For the First Time, Nov

The New York Times:Tiny Love Stories: Of Wings and Wind, (2nd down), Nov

Brevity Blog: Getting to the Truer Version of the Story, Nov

In These Times: School's Open. But What About the Year That I, And Other Disabled Students, Lost?  (with Freyja Christian), Sept

Hippocampus Magazine: TFW A Keynote Speaker, A HippoCamp 2021 Recap, Sept

Hippocampus Magazine:Surviving the Slush Pile Or, Two Ways To Look At Life, A HippoCamp 2021 Recap, Sept

Brevity Blog: Writing Groups: How? Why? Sept

Entropy: The Story My Body Already Knew, Aug    

Cognoscenti: COVID Helped Me Show My Parents I Love Them, Aug

Cognoscenti: Swimmer Becca Meyers' Ordeal Shows Even The Paralympics Doesn't Listen To Disabled People, Aug

Brevity Blog:How Writers Learn and Grow, June

Cognoscenti:My Disabled Daughter Showed Me That None of Us Are IndependentApril

Cognoscenti:What Norton Juster's 'The Phantom Tollbooth' Taught Me About This Life, March

Brevity Blog:Writing A Memoir Can Be Dangerous Work. Protect Yourself! Feb

Hippocampus Magazine:I Found My Writing Self On Zoom, Jan

2020

Why I Stopped Calling Myself A Special Needs Parent, Uncomfortable Revolution, December 2020

How to Make Your Child's Hospital Stay Easier, From a Parent Who's Been There, PopSugar Family, December 2020

Wait For It To Be Over, Pidgeonholes, November 2020

Dear Joe Biden, I'm A Disabled Kid & There Are Some Things You Should Know, (with Freyja Christian and Thora Christian), Romper, November 2020

My Disabled Daughter Isn't Your Inspiration Porn The Washington Post, January 2020

No, I'm Not An Amazing Mom Just Because My Child Has Special Needs The Washington Post, January 2020

2019 and earlier

Instead of 'Mothering' And 'Fathering,' Let's Start To See All Of The Work As 'Parenting' The Washington Post, 7/19

My Pediatrician's Oversight Taught Me to Trust My Instincts as a Mom, PopSugar Family, 7/19

What Self-Care Looks Like For The Sandwich Generation (And It's Not What You Think) The Washington Post, 5/19

What My Daughter's Make-A-Wish Trip Taught Me About Parenting, And Myself  The Washington Post, 4/19

A Special Needs Parent Against My Will, Learning My Own Adaptive Lesson

The New York Times, 5/15

 Dear Aimee Column

Elevating Disabled Voices

advice essays for nondisabled parents of newly-diagnosed disabled or chronically ill children

Uncomfortable Revolution