Essay

There’s No Such Thing As “High-Functioning”

  I have so many memories of my dad’s father. He had leather reading chairs, bookshelves that seemed enormous to me as a child but I imagine were actually the equivalent to Ikea’s Billy bookshelves. He was partly deaf with no assistance so he seemed like he yelled a lot. He loved books, he loved …

Life

Finish the Level – Gaming for Dyspraxic People

Dyspraxia is described by the Dyspraxia Foundation as: Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), also known as Dyspraxia, is a common disorder affecting fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. DCD is formally recognised by international organisations including the World Health Organisation. DCD is distinct from other motor disorders such as cerebral palsy and stroke, …

Prose The Love Letters

Between the City and You – The Love Letters

I’ve been thinking about you again. When I think of how I feel about us, I imagine a railway line between the city and you. I think of every landscape, every newsagent, every town along the way. Really, there isn’t much distance between us but when you take in all that exists between the city …

Reproductive Health

The Fibroid Diaries Entry #2 – No Surgery?!

  The last time I wrote about fibroids, I said I was expecting to undergo short-term menopause before having a myomectomy (fibroid removal surgery). I was never really nervous about the surgery, I’m not afraid of hospitals, needles, any of that. I’m good with it. I was, however, pretty afraid of short-term menopause. I didn’t …