• Lo Potter's hands with vitiligo

    Content Warning: contains references to assault, drug use, death of a parent, and child abuse. When we spotted her, she sat in the corner. A tiny child holding a doll, she picked its poofed hair with the ferocity of potential future trichotillomania. Her skin’s patches of white and darker tan contrasted with the doll’s color ...
  • dumbbells and sneakers

    I have an autoimmune disorder that challenges me daily. I used to be relatively healthy and active; then I got sick. I was unable to do many things without pain and exhaustion. I say this not for sympathy, but so you can understand how important exercise is even when it’s hard.  Over the years I ...