Tagged: disability

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A Poem for Flying Girls

Flight The feathers are there, the potential for brilliant flight, and in my dreams I see her, running along the sidewalk in front of our house, arms spread wide, tips of tennis shoes skimming...

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Embodied

Cross-posted from pilgrimsteps.com In one of the more important Mormon temple rituals, your body is washed with water and anointed with oil. This washing and anointing is mostly symbolic–water and oil are only touched...

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What has to be done

By Jana Cross-posted from Pilgrimsteps.com. I also read an expanded version of this essay at the Sunstone Symposium last Friday, which you can watch via the youtube link at the end of this post....

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BADD: Those long, dark nights

by Jana Note: This was originally posted at pilgrimsteps.com and was written for “Blogging Against Disablism” Day (BADD)… In the wee hours of May 1st as I was lying in the hospital bed trying...

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My leg: a letter to a young friend

I wrote the following letter to a young friend recently. He was interested in learning more about my prosthetic leg. =========== Dear [Young Friend]: I heard from your Dad that you’ve been learning about...

cancer

On my first-ever website, this was my bio: “I have lost my right leg, my left earlobe, and my father to cancer. My favorite color is red.” I felt, back then, that detailing these...