Disability vs. Inability

I had an epiphany the other night about disability. I was walking to meet my partner at a restaurant. I could feel the familiar unease building; I’m much more anxious meeting someone at a destination than arriving with them. As always, I sent him a text message asking where he was sitting. I wanted to…

Stimming 101, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Stim

Everybody does it. It’s perfectly normal, but often embarrassing—something we encourage our children to suppress, or do in private. Existing on a continuum from healthy, to bad habit, to scandalizing, stimming is as diverse as humanity itself. What is stimming? Stimming—short for self-stimulation—is a term that has yet to make it into any dictionary, despite…

Bad Touch

The inspiration for this particular blog post comes from a somewhat unlikely source: I recently stumbled across a thread in a forum called “Ask Women” on the popular website Reddit.com titled, “What are some things that make women uncomfortable and are not totally obvious?” Many of you may be familiar with the format of this…