Sorry I’ve been away- I’ve been sick for a week and a half with the H1N1 (Swine Flu) and I have so much I’d like to write about. Some of that requires it’s own post, though, so I’ll try to get to it in the next couple of posts. On the upside, I just mailed out the disability forms with the help of my grandmother’s Partner- I have a hard time filling out forms about myself. I can’t sort out what’s relevant or how much to write for a question, and get anxious that I’m not interpreting it right when I try to do them myself.
Tonight, I wanted to let you all know that I’ve had a short essay published in NYLN’s Fall Newsletter*! My essay is on page 12 as “Coming Out with Pride” and compares My process coming out as Bisexual to coming out as developmentally disabled in light of both National disability awareness and history month and National Coming Out day.
The version that was published was edited a bit, but you can also read my original essay here, on google docs (you don’t need to sign up or anything, it will just load).
I do recommend that you read some of the other articles in the Newsletter, though! The newsletter is Quarterly. THere are sevveral topics covered this time, including Tourette Syndrome, New newsletters like Riot (which I’ve just signed up for!), and an article on healthcare reform. There are also several articles on the importance of remembering our history and the accessibility that arose from the cross-disability movement.
*Let me know if you are having issues viewing the document- I had issues in my default word program but not in open office.