Publications

 

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Writing Life

Getting to the Truer Version of the Story, Brevity Blog, October 2021

TFW A Keynote Speaker, A HippoCamp 2021 Recap, Hippocampus Magazine, September        2021

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

Writing Groups: How? Why? Brevity Blog, September 2021

How Writers Learn and Grow, Brevity Blog, June 2021

Writing A Memoir Can Be Dangerous Work. Protect Yourself! Brevity Blog, February                2021

I Found My Writing Self On Zoom, Hippocampus Magazine, January 2021

Selected Nonfiction

 Dear Aimee Column

Adoption Doesn't Mean Abortion Isn't Needed, Even if Some Supreme Court Justices Think So, NBC Think, December 2021

I Didn't Understand My Hair. Then I Met My Birth Parents, Severance Magazine, December 2021

My Birth Certificate Was Legally Changed. At 48, I Saw The Real Version For the First Time, The Independent, November 2021

Tiny Love Stories: Of Wings and Wind, (2nd down) The New York Times, November 2021

School's Open. But What About the Year That I, And Other Disabled Students, Lost?  (with Freyja Christian) In These Times, September 2021     

The Story My Body Already Knew, Entropy, August 2021              

COVID Helped Me Show My Parents I Love Them, Cognoscenti, August 2021  

Swimmer Becca Meyers' Ordeal Shows Even The Paralympics Doesn't Listen To Disabled People, Cognoscenti, August 2021

My Disabled Daughter Showed Me That None of Us Are Independent, Cognoscenti, April 2021

What Norton Juster's 'The Phantom Tollbooth' Taught Me About This Life, Cognoscenti, March 2021

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

Instead of 'Mothering' And 'Fathering,' Let's Start To See All Of The Work As 'Parenting' The Washington Post, July 2019

My Pediatrician's Oversight Taught Me to Trust My Instincts as a Mom, PopSugar Family, July 2019

What Self-Care Looks Like For The Sandwich Generation (And It's Not What You Think) The Washington Post, May 2019

What My Daughter's Make-A-Wish Trip Taught Me About Parenting, And Myself  The Washington Post, April 2019

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

The New York Times, May 2015

Elevating Disabled Voices:

advice essays for worried parents of newly-diagnosed children

Uncomfortable Revolution