Disability rights advocate and writer.
NEWS AND FEATURED
I CUT OFF MY ARM LAST YEAR AND IT WAS THE BEST DECISION I'VE EVER MADE
THE HUFFINGTON POST
My arm isn’t "missing" and I didn’t "lose" it. It was strategically removed -- and I'm doing it again on Friday.
"My confidence increased after the amputation. As soon as I woke up from surgery, I FaceTimed a friend and laid down the truth for her: “I look good with one arm.”"
GO AHEAD AND STARE AT MY PROSTHETIC ARM. I KNOW IT'S AWESOME.
THE WASHINGTON POST
After six years of loathing my useless arm, I began to love it.
"It was time to seize the opportunity to create the superhero arm I wasn’t born with but could design. I knew I wanted it to look like something Iron Man Tony Stark might have created. In my head, that aesthetic was a butterfly-clad hybrid between Thanos’s gauntlet and anything Gaga would be caught wearing — sans meat."
LOSING ABORTION ACCESS IS A DISASTER FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Many people with disabilities already lack bodily autonomy in myriad ways. The overturning of Roe v. Wade will make things much worse.
"The truth is we’ve never been safe. Neither have our rights. Now, with the overturn of Roe v. Wade, our already precarious existence is poised to grow even more marginal, threatened, and overlooked."
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