Genre: Memoir Review: This review was originally published at Story Circle Book Reviews: Most women in America are insecure about at least one aspect of their physical appearance. I, myself, am most insecure about a benign tumor I have on my lower back, although I am able to hide it with a loose shirt or […]Read More Book Review: Face: A Memoir, by Marcia Meier
Genre: General fiction/Family life fiction Synopsis: A large extended family, mere weeks into grieving the passing of their patriarch, is confronted with evidence that the family matriarch, Maggie, is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. As Maggie’s children, Lizzie, Ian, and Kevin, along with their spouses, attempt to care for her, Maggie begins to reveal shocking details […]Read More Book Review: You Don’t Know What I Have Done, by Sheila McNaughton
Check out my essay regarding my participation in RARE Across America 2021 and rare disease advocacyRead More RARE Across America 2021
Photos documenting my most recent tour of the Motown MuseumRead More Ain’t No COVID Strong Enough to Keep Me From You, Motown!
Thoughts on white allyship in the antiracism movement, coming from a former criminal defense attorney and civil rights activist. I discuss George Floyd, Rush Limbaugh, slavery, segregation, white privilege and more.Read More White Person to White Person: Let’s Talk!
Warning: This post involves some self-pity and defensiveness coming from a white woman. If you bear with me ’til the end, I think you’ll find comfort in the fact that I snap myself out of it and try to encourage others to do so as well. But if you’re in no mood to hear about […]Read More When You’re Feeling Like an Ineffective Ally
Amidst all this unrest, uncertainty, and periods of boredom while practicing social distancing and self-quarantining, why not add another podcast to your playlist? That’s right, my friends—after a brief hiatus from recording myself speak, I’m very happy to announce that I’ve launched a brand-new podcast, which I’ve decided to call “The Phunky Diabetic Podcast” after […]Read More I’ve launched a brand-new podcast, people! Check it out!!
I realize it’s Easter and not Thanksgiving, but today is a major holiday in the U.S., and the first major holiday we’ve all been forced to spend while practicing self-quarantining and social distancing. It also makes for Day 15 of my COVID-19-positive journey, which is why I’ve spent my morning reflecting on where I’m at […]Read More A Thankful Easter Sunday
Hello, all! Sorry it’s been a hot minute since my last post (6.5 months, to be exact), but I’ve had a lot of things going on health-wise and I’ve been busy getting my memoir finalized and ready for publication. On that note, check out the beautiful cover design that my longtime friend and former Penn […]Read More COVID-19 and T1D
Okay, I admit it: I’m self-obsessed. I would say that I’m narcissistic to boot, but I certainly do not have an inflated sense of self-worth, and I’d also like to think that I’m pretty empathetic. And yet, even though I know I’m not the bee’s knees, I still think and talk about myself ALL. THE. […]Read More A Whole New Level of Self-Obsession