Category Archives: visible disability

Not Your Fashion Statement

OK, today we are going to talk about fashion. Yes, really. But first, we need to do some background reading. First, read this. Then, go read that. OK, back now? Good! As somebody who spends a great deal of time … Continue reading

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Losing the power of touch

Today is video day. I could not be any more eloquent than Dr. Verghese if I tried: http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf

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Not the Monster You Are Looking For

Interesting conversation with a dear friend last night over dinner. They allowed as how they were surprised I had started this blog. Raised eyebrow. I asked in what way were they surprised. They responded that I had spent so long … Continue reading

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Not the 1%

 

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Stalker on Aisle Three

Today’s topic is again about being out and about among the living. Or more precisely, about the web site People of Walmart. Admit it, you’ve gone there, right? You’ve giggled at the mullets or the kid with his jeans barely … Continue reading

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Not Eating Worms

One of the pitfalls of chronic pain/visible disabilities is that it becomes all too easy to convince yourself that you are unlovable. Because who could possibly love a broken creature such as yourself? Yup, guilty as charged. Lock me up … Continue reading

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Elephant Girl

If you have ever seen the play version of Elephant Man (I never could bring myself to see the movie version, for obvious reasons), the actor who plays the Elephant Man (John Merrick) does not wear any makeup. It’s all … Continue reading

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