I have been blogging since 2013. From 2013-2019 my personal blog, Just Being Me…Who Needs “Normalcy” Anyway? (of ~100 posts) was housed on Blogger/Blogspot. After 2019, I moved my blog here to my website and all new blog posts can be found HERE. Although my purpose for republishing all of my posts on this site was so that they can be in one place, I decided to still maintain the original blog as an archive/backup. (You can view any of the posts that are housed externally at the original blog location, WhoNeedsNormalcy.com )
So…you might be wondering what type of blogger I am. I know there are beauty bloggers/vloggers, mommy bloggers, social justice bloggers, etc. I don’t really think I fit into a particular category; I’m just a plain ol’ blogger. My blog isn’t particularly sophisticated in terms of aesthetics or incorporating technology or anything like that. It’s more like a journal.
I just blog about whatever I feel like writing about at the moment. Things going on in my life; my family; things from my past; advocacy stuff…etc. My writing is…well, me. It’s my purest voice, and it provides a pretty in-depth glimpse into my thoughts and feelings.
As a busy mom to a large family who is also balancing a number of projects, 99.9% of the time when I write anything (a blog post, an email, an article, etc.), I’m writing/typing it on my phone using the virtual keypad. As a result, the formatting might be “off” sometimes. There might also be typos that I don’t catch right away. Sometimes I will go back later on a computer and correct them, but most of the time I leave things as they are. I’m not perfect and I’m not going to pretend that my writing is. I’m not criticizing people who carefully edit their blog posts because writing is indeed a craft. This is just me, and I feel that leaving the little screw ups here and there is a way for me to be transparent and real.
There are some months/years where I churn out a lot of writing. And there are others times where I only write a few things. Between full-time work, doctoral studies, raising five kids and a husband, and other things going on in my life, I don’t adhere to a formal writing schedule. Sometimes I write frequently; other times months might pass before I write anything. I can’t write anything that doesn’t feel “real” to me…I’d rather not write anything at all than write something that feels hollow and false.
Below are some of my personal blog posts that are frequently read by others:
The “silence of our ‘friends’” hurts my ears
Pantsuit Nation and White Feminism: This WoC Shoulda Known Better
Why Churches Can Be Hell for Autistic People, Part 1 of 2
Why Churches Can Be Hell for Autistic People, Part 2 of 2
Lessons from Imperial China, for Disability Day of Mourning
Not Your Nature, Your Choice: Abuse, Life, and the Scorpion and the Frog
My Response to Phil Robertson’s Remarks about HIV
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Read some of my Other Writing
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