Click here to read my latest article on Medium, entitled: “Spoiler Alert: There’s No Door Prize For Prioritizing Pride Over Pain!” And remember, keep tuning in to this website, my social media accounts (i.e., my Instagram page, Tumblr page, Twitter page, Google+ page, and LinkedIn profile), as well as my podcast in order to learn […]Read More Check out my new Medium article!
“How I Managed To Shorten My Lifespan By Pursuing My Goals”Read More Check Out My First Published Article On Medium!
My experiences traveling while disabled (TWD)Read More Traveling While Disabled (TWD)
By: Katherine Itacy, Esq. Dated: July 8, 2018 As I read journalist Ben Mattlin’s fantastic new book, In Sickness and in Health: Love, Disability, and a Quest to Understand the Perils and Pleasures of Interabled Romance, this past week, it made me think about my own interabled marriage. Mattlin describes an “interabled couple” as one […]Read More Interabled Couples and Families
What if a VR game existed that could teach the user empathy towards others?Read More Could We Teach Empathy Through VR?
Hey there, friends! I hope you’ll take a listen to the latest podcast episode from “Hammer Time with Nikki and Kate: A Disabled Lawyer and a Personal Trainer Walk into a Podcast.” In it, I talk a lot about the power and influence medical professionals have over our lives; the importance of putting advanced care […]Read More Listen to my latest podcast episode, “Being Your Own Health Care Advocate”
My fears about my upcoming neurosurgeryRead More Life Unfinished
By: Katherine Itacy, Esq. Dated: January 24, 2018 Both of my parents have demonstrated an obscene work ethic my entire life. And sure, they came right out and told me and my brother to work hard in school and for the things we wanted, but I think that I learned subconsciously to mimic their true […]Read More When You Force a Workhorse to Retire, She’s Bound to Get a Bit Jittery in the Stable!
By: Katherine Itacy, Esq. Dated: December 12, 2017 I grew up thinking that I had fatefully (and narrowly) escaped paralysis. As my mother has relayed to me time and time again, in early 1988, she noticed that I was complaining of lower back pain. Since I had been born with Spina Bifida and a lipoma […]Read More The Mindfuck that Comes with Adjusting to a Debilitating Disability
By: Katherine Itacy, Esq. Dated: November 13, 2017 Living with Type-I (juvenile) diabetes can be really frustrating and painful, but until I started experiencing symptoms of arachnoiditis in December of 2015, I didn’t quite know just how frustrating and painful it could be to live in my body. Arachnoiditis, as I would come to quickly […]Read More Chronic Pain – Suffering in (Quasi-) Silence