As an "academic" (as much as I loathe that phrase) with a research focus in disability studies, I have recently become more familiar with the spoon theory. I think it's a useful disability/illness metaphor as it visually represents what it's like to live with a certain condition. Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash The theory gained traction in … Continue reading spoons.
It was thought that his mother was his only close friend. When she ordered her coffee, she smiled eagerly as if to thank us for the space we gave her son. But her eyes betrayed the pain I've come to recognize in parents who feel to blame for their children's unhappiness. … Continue reading evan.