To be a community caregiver

Embracing disability

I learned at a very young age that whether people pity me or reduce me to inspiration porn, these reflexive delineations afford me a unique voice in the community.
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The ride is over, kids

Human Nature

I was fed a steady diet of nature propaganda, inching my way toward adulthood in what felt like one of the whitest, outdoorsiest towns in the nation.
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Leaning into my creativity

Create to connect

I realized that the average person spends a lot of time immersed in stories, media and art. It gave me a tiny nudge that this world has space for me to share my stories and art too.
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Choosing visibility

Embracing disability

I have a privilege that many disabled folks in the community don’t have: I can choose whether or not my disability is visible or invisible.
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Chasing your music dream

Off the Beat

For most of us, our musical dreams tend to somehow slip through the cracks, our fingers too thin, too weak or too slippery to catch them. But it’s much easier to make excuses than to start executing plans, and that knowledge, I know, will bug me until I too start chasing my dreams.
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The language of the heavens

Off the Beat

Bits and pieces of the language are scattered across the modern languages of India, but in itself, Sanskrit is incredibly complex. As an example, there are three types of nouns, each with more than 21 derivations, equalling almost 63 different ways to parse just one word.
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