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
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 Gray
Read More Episode 4 – Discussing Diabulimia with Melany Gray
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 Newman
Read More Episode 3 – Talking Type 1 with Daniel Newman
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!!
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