Author Archives: Niki

I’ve moved! Here’s how to find my new blog.

I have stopped using this blog and moved somewhere else!  Come visit me on my new blog! My reasons for moving…  I started elusive healing about 2 years ago as a way to begin processing all the big changes in my life wrought … Continue reading

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Spoonie Film Club/Movie Night

Spoonie film club is a weekly virtual get together for spoonies, where we watch movies and tv shows together online through rabb.it.  Some of the movies feature complex representations of illness and disability, and some movies and are simply fun … Continue reading

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Chronic Illness & Friendships– Some closing thoughts

Epilogue/Afterward  I really appreciate the people who took the time to read what I wrote about chronic illness & friendships and share their thoughts and feelings with me. I’ve learned so much from these conversations. In addition to reassuring me that I … Continue reading

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Accidental Crying & Chronic Illness Feels; Also Reflections on Friendship

This week was not at all what I expected.  On Monday morning I was cautiously optimistic about phd progress as well as closure regarding unsettled/unsettling big life things. Instead, this week I was blindsided by mystery tears and falling apart, and then … Continue reading

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Problems with the trigger warning debate //on being triggered// ableist attitudes about mental health in activist movements

Trigger Warning: explicit mentions of sexual assault, suicide, addiction, domestic violence & other potentially triggering content Trigger Warning specifically for cousins and aunts on my mom’s side: If you are reading this, you might not want to read the middle section … Continue reading

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Commentary on the Gluten-free ‘Fad’ & Derailing (part 3/conclusion)

Context: Extraordinarily presumptuous people (unintentionally) continuing to be irritating as hell and assert that gluten free is a ‘fad’, derailing explanations to the contrary, and continuing to assert that nothing they’ve said has been the least bit offensive.  Parts 1 … Continue reading

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Response to condemnations of gluten free ‘fad’ part two

  Continued…. Unfortunately there still seems to be some confusion about this whole matter. I will try once again to explain it as clearly as I possibly can.  I genuinely do want you to get this.  That’s why I’m taking … Continue reading

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