Upcoming Conference Appearances

So excited to announce I'll be at two conferences in the next few months! I'll be at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 2023 Convention & Expo in Louisville from Feb 28-March 4, delivering a presentation on Youth Engagement in Transition Planning on the 3rd with Alexandra Wong and Adene Karhan. And, I'll also be… Continue reading Upcoming Conference Appearances

I’m on Disability After Dark with Andrew Gurza!

Hey, y’all! I recorded an episode of Disability After Dark with Andrew Gurza and it’s out now! We discuss life as a disabled and queer teenager, my advocacy journey, my partner, and more! My episode, "Episode #320: Working toward a world where queerness and disability is loved and accepted, not just tolerated w/ Derek Schmitz"… Continue reading I’m on Disability After Dark with Andrew Gurza!

Colorado Springs

Hello. I wish I wasn't writing this. I don't even know where to start. Trigger warning for discussions of mass shootings, hate crimes against LGBTQ people, and Transgender Day of Remembrance. This morning, I woke up to news alerts of a shooting at an LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs. The AP, CNN, and Washington Post… Continue reading Colorado Springs

Reflections on My Time at the Autoimmune Community Institute as I Exit

Today was my last day at the Autoimmune Community Institute after 13 months of amazing work with the most dedicated team of hardworking volunteers I have ever met. I was Outreach Coordinator. I wish I didn't have to leave, I love my position, but I needed to prioritize my energy and refocus on my mental… Continue reading Reflections on My Time at the Autoimmune Community Institute as I Exit

CDC FOIA Update #4

This is the 4th, and unfortunately final, update to my saga of requesting records from the CDC regarding the handling of the COVID pandemic. Last Friday, the analyst covering my case quoted me a whopping and exorbitant $976 for the processing of my request and gave me five days (until November 1) to either a)… Continue reading CDC FOIA Update #4