By Katherine Itacy Genre(s): Disability Studies, Social Policy, Civil Rights & Liberties Review: As with any grouping of human beings, we, members of the disabled community, are no monolith. We have widely divergent views on a variety of topics that impact each of us, including thoughts on physician-assisted suicide, identity politics, self-identifying terminology, diversity within […]Read More Book Review: Disability Pride: Dispatches from a Post-ADA World, by Ben Mattlin
By Katherine Itacy Genre(s): Memoir; Dancer Autobiography Synopsis: Fierce and Delicate is Renée Nicholson’s love letter to the art of dance. The memoir details the unrelenting and often unrealistic requirements of ballet dancers, the competitiveness and cattiness exhibited by so many in the field, the joy and pride Nicholson so often felt while rehearsing and […]Read More Book Review: Fierce and Delicate: Essays on Dance and Illness, by Renée K. Nicholson
Book Review: Reaching for Normal, by Amy Daniels By Katherine Itacy Genre(s): Memoir Synopsis: At twenty-six years old, Amy Daniels is a new mother with an exceedingly cranky baby. She and her husband, Dave, decide to get their daughter checked out by medical professionals, and when they do, they’re told seven-month-old Emily has a brain […]Read More Book review: Reaching for normal, by amy daniels
Genre: Biographies of persons with disabilities; Women’s biographies Synopsis: Her Name Was Margaret tracks the difficult life and devolvement of Margaret Louise Jacobson, a once religiously devoted and musically talented young girl who suffered a psychotic break as a teenager. Following her commitment to a psychiatric hospital and a diagnosis of schizophrenia, Ms. Jacobson spent […]Read More Book Review: Her Name Was Margaret, by Denise Davy
Check out my essay regarding my participation in RARE Across America 2021 and rare disease advocacyRead More RARE Across America 2021
Happy 2021, everyone! We did it! We made it through 2020! To kick off the new year, I invited a very special guest onto the podcast: my mom, Mary … Episode 5 – A Caregiver’s Perspective, with Mary Alice Johnston, R.N.Read More Episode 5 – A Caregiver’s Perspective, with Mary Alice Johnston, R.N.
Happy Holidays, everyone! I think we can all agree it’s a good thing this year is finally winding down. But before we say goodbye to 2020, I wanted … Episode 4 – Discussing Diabulimia with Melany GrayRead More Episode 4 – Discussing Diabulimia with Melany Gray
Morning, all! For anyone unaware, November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day was on the fourteenth. Obviously, my relationship with this incurable disease has evolved over the years. Having to take over the daily functioning of a vital organ every day for the rest of your life once you’re diagnosed is a […]Read More Happy National Diabetes Awareness Month!
After a bit of a health-induced summer hiatus, I’m back and ready to talk more type 1 diabetes! And what a perfect way to do so by interviewing … Episode 3 – Talking Type 1 with Daniel NewmanRead More Episode 3 – Talking Type 1 with Daniel Newman
In this post-apocalyptic time of COVID-19, social distancing, self-quarantining, and Hunger Games-level hoarding of toilet paper and other basic household goods by our fellow human, we’re all still adjusting to the “new normal” and trying to figure out how long it’ll likely stay this way. And while there are definitely a lot of things that remain […]Read More WHEN YOUR “NEW NORMAL” GETS OLD FAST