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pray USA

Hello, I saw this sign Pray USA with an American flag, beautiful landscape, and beautiful sky.  We were driving on a rural road in southern Oregon, west of Eugene. I asked Ming to turn around and take this picture because I wanted to write a blog post about my pray USA prayers. pray USA I… Read More »

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how to recover from an autistic meltdown

You know I do self-care all day, and I’m pretty amazing at being good to myself.  Ming supports me, and he is very kind to me.  But sometimes, very rarely, I lose my shit.  I wanted to write about how to recover from an autistic meltdown.  Here is my process for the most recent one.… Read More »

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how I talk to myself in my head

Hello, how are you doing?  I would like to tell you how I talk to myself in my head.  When I’m suffering and losing hope, when I’m in need of comfort, and when I’m going to sleep, this is how I talk to myself in my head. Is sleeping really hard for you?  It’s one… Read More »

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pillows

Hello, how are you doing?  I wanted to update you about pillows.  I sewed a pillow case for one of the square pillow forms I was given by a stranger in Ojai.  Cute and cheerful, eh? I like the strawberries and cherries, the bright pink, even the slightly weird texture to the fabric.  You know… Read More »

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beach

Hello, we’ve been going to the beach lately.  Feels wonderful.  Thought you might like to know we’re holding the beach down for you. This is a pic of me with my tummy.  All bodies are valid bodies!  I was in the water a lot at a beach near San Diego when we were visiting our… Read More »

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sewing

Hello, I’ve been thinking about sewing–I want to make a pillow.  It’s delicious to consider.  I fantasize about pillow making often!  It comforts me. A few months ago, I bought some inexpensive fabric from a thrift store, when we were on that trip to my homeland.  The fabric is fun.  We washed it, and I’ve… Read More »

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tylenol as an emotional prn

Oh hey, I learned something that blew my mind and that I can’t stop thinking about: tylenol as an emotional prn.  Yes, it’s a thing!  There are two parts of it that are blowing my mind. how I learned about this Ming was driving on a long trip, and his muscles hurt.  I asked, “Do… Read More »

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racism

Hello, how are you doing?  Thinking a lot about racism lately.  Racism in everyday life, disability, and in community. medication Recently Ming needed some medication picked up for him in Las Vegas while we were traveling.  The medication has little to no street value.  But it’s a controlled substance because of repressive Drug War laws… Read More »

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keeping the x in Ventura

Hey, thought you might like to see me doing my best, keeping the x in Ventura. It was a great day.  This artist friend I barely know for many years and her newish boyfriend came to visit us.  We gathered at the farmers market.  I got some delicious foods, like persimmon walnut candy, green olive… Read More »

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how old I was when I learned about bodily autonomy

Recently I was asked an important question during a healing circle led by a friend.  My friend asked how old I was when I learned about bodily autonomy. Hmm, what a question.  I remember when I was a kid, my dad had bodily autonomy.  People were allowed to touch him only in certain ways, at… Read More »