Gratitude

Today is my favorite holiday, which takes place in my favorite season! It is a time to reflect on all that we have, and all that we hope for. I have so much to give thanks for this year. I am grateful for this space, where I am able to share my experience openly and...

On Becoming Disabled

My name is Sara, and I have a disability. I recently said this (or something like it) out loud for the first time. It’s an odd shift in identity, to go from studying disability in an academic sense and understanding how to advocate for people with disabilities as a...

Adding Axon Optics to My Migraine Toolkit 

Fall is my favorite season, but it is also one that is difficult for me because of my intractable (never relenting) migraine. In the Midwest, the beauty of the changing leaves is inevitably  paired with swings in temperature and barometric pressure as the seasons...

Dysautonomia & EDS

Dysautonomia, or dysfunction of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is frequently seen in people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), although not everyone with EDS develops autonomic dysfunction. The ANS regulates things your body does automatically, such as maintaining...