Local Action: Start Where You Are

Society today is extremely disconnected. Especially for marginalized people and double-especially for disabled people with other marginalizations. If you want to go out and help people and make a difference… Well, I’ve known many people who have said, “I want to help but I can’t participate in marches and protests, what can I do?” For… Continue reading Local Action: Start Where You Are

Jess Mahler on Quora

Quora, if you aren’t familiar with it, is a cross between a Q&A site and social media site. It’s has it’s flaws, but it have a couple of major good points as well. Some of the main good points for me are people there expect and appreciate long ass essays and the moderation policy (which… Continue reading Jess Mahler on Quora

5 Reasons Cishet Polya Folks Probably Shouldn’t Claim to Be Queer, Even Though You May Really Want To

Apologies for the late post; it’s been an eventful day! Here is an updated article originally published on Postmodern Woman. Yay polyamory! Non-Monogamy has been making the rounds lately as the “mainstream” (read straight, USian or British or Canadian, cis, and usually white) discover that love doesn’t have to be as limiting and lonely as… Continue reading 5 Reasons Cishet Polya Folks Probably Shouldn’t Claim to Be Queer, Even Though You May Really Want To

The Impact of Executive Dysfunction on Relationships

(The last part of Schizophrenia and PTSD is giving me trouble, so you’re getting next Sunday’s post a week early. Enjoy.) Executive dysfunction is associated with major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, ADHD, ADD, schizophrenia, autism, and Parkinson’s disease. It is probably found in numerous other contexts as well, but that’s a long… Continue reading The Impact of Executive Dysfunction on Relationships

Course of Treatment: Treatment Options — Alternative Therapies

Sorry for the late post. Next post should be on time tomorrow. Understanding Alternative Therapies For purposes of this discussion, I am using “Alternative therapies” to refer to mental health therapies which are not commonly available and/or are often not covered by insurance. Alternative therapies cover a lot of ground, and I can only begin to introduce… Continue reading Course of Treatment: Treatment Options — Alternative Therapies

Polyamory Boundaries and Mental Illness

There’s a bit of a debate in poly circles about rules/agreements vs boundaries. Short version: Boundaries are personal–I will not date anyone who is anti-thiest. (I’m perfectly happy dating athiests, but if you are going to attack/belittle/look down on religions and religious people I am so fucking out of there.) Rules or agreements are relational–Michael… Continue reading Polyamory Boundaries and Mental Illness