The Great British Bake Off, my favorite and only reality show I watch, always leaves me feeling a little empty and sad. If you watch the show, you might find this odd because it’s the happiest, most friendly baking competition the world has ever known. First of all, the competition takes place in a large… Continue reading be longing. →
“A truth was being revealed to me: that I had always tried to attach myself to the light of other people, that I had never had any light of my own. I experienced myself as a kind of shadow.” Zadie Smith, Swing Time I’ve always seen myself as a side character. The side-kick cheering on… Continue reading … →
[…] talent isn’t genius, and no amount of energy can make it so. I want to be great, or nothing. I don’t want to be a common-place dauber, so I don’t intend to try any more. Amy March, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott It wasn’t meant to be a trap. I thought the answer… Continue reading Medius Ocris →
I was not wrong for the world I live in. The world I live in was not yet right for me. Stella Young, disability rights activist born with osteogenesis imperfecta. At Thanksgiving dinner a year after Eliot and I started dating, I overheard Grandma ask my cousin Michael, “Aren’t you so happy Elise is dating?”… Continue reading Tired of Living in the Wrong World →
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Elise. ’88 Baby. Korean-American. Congenital Amputee. Megalohydrothalassophobia sufferer.
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