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: 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
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
Hello, my friends, I hope you’ll take a second and check out episode two of my new podcast, The Phunky Diabetic Podcast, and listen to my captivating conversation with Dr. Victor M. Montori of the Mayo Clinic and the Patient Revolution. I was first inspired when I came across Dr. Montori’s book, Why We Revolt: A […]Read More New podcast episode and pre-orders for my memoir now available!
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