This is place to post and share information about disability, mental illness, and the navigation through the social world with having one or the other or both. The author of the blog is a white, twenty-something, self-identified (much to the insult of some of her doctors) new disabled person with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/Reflexive Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD/CRPS) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (not new).


12 Responses to About

  1. Hi,
    I am Martha, a sociology major from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. I am blind, have depression, and work with a service dog. I am doing research about bloggers with disabilities. Since blogs are fairly recent, they have not been studied often, and as with most sociological research, disability is rarely discussed. If disability is studied, it is done by able-bodied people. I have enjoyed reading your blog and would like to interview you about why you blog about disability, advantages and disadvantages of blogging, ETC if you are interested. If you decide to participate, no identifying information will be used.

    Thank you,

  2. sashasmithy says:

    Hi Martha,
    It’s nice to meet you. 🙂 I would definitely be interested. You can contact me at sasha(dot)smithy(@)yahoo(dot)com This definitely sounds like an interesting research project!

  3. Kate says:

    Hi Sasha!
    I really enjoyed reading your recent post! In the post you wrote about your new Tsunami wheelchair and I’m so glad you love it. I work for Ki Mobility and I was wondering if I can post a link to your post on our Facebook page so new people can enjoy your article as well and see how much you like your Ki Mobility chair!
    Thanks for your time!

  4. Sandy says:

    Hey Sasha,

    I was wondering if I could post the link of the blog entry about fire hazards on my blog’s facebook page? I thought it was great material and I really enjoy the vast array in topics you cover, great stuff!
    – Sandy (oiperfect)

  5. Basically wanna input which you have an exceedingly wonderful web site, I enjoy the structure the idea truly shines.

  6. Sasha,

    I just fell across your page today, thanks to some link-smashing lol. I am 24 years old, and like you am a young adult adjusting to all the differences that come w/ being “partially” disabled. “Partially” just meaning that it’s not the black and white everyone thinks of when they say “able-bodied” or “disabled”. Like you, I have my good days and bad days. I have forearm crutches, I have canes/walking sticks, and as of December I have my own wheelchair. And yes, I have a love/hate relationships w/ all of the above lol.

    I just wanted to say thank you for your words, and sharing. I’ve thought about starting a blog but am never sure what to write about. I’ve beeen looking for people that understand, but didn’t know where to find ’em. Thanks to you, my spirit is lifted a little while longer 🙂



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  8. hi – check out: movementonwheels.com a social networking site for the wheelchair community. great place to make new friends 🙂

  9. website says:

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  10. source says:

    Good Stuff, do you have a bebo profile?

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