Author Archives: Norah

About Norah

writer. aspiring editor.

#why

I’ve been watching Hannah Maggs’s videos on Youtube for a couple of months now. Her husband Stefan said in their most recently weekly vlog that the ‘why’ of the vlogging determines everything. ‘Why’ you vlog determines the direction, purpose, and … Continue reading

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#headdesk

I had a conversation about my rehabilitative therapy earlier this week and articulated something that makes me very embarrassed and sad: the only reason I know I have made any progress is that other people have told me I have … Continue reading

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#thelastactoflove

Four years ago, someone said something to me that, to this day, is crushingly painful. It makes me feel as though there is a massive weight in my chest, as though my heart is heavier than a brick. It makes … Continue reading

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#clarity

I met with my doctor Karen a week ago and we discussed the idea of universality in experience. What is unique to people with disabilities and what is simply part of being human? I wrote down so many things that … Continue reading

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#gettingon

I’ve wanted to write about this for a while now but I didn’t quite know how to express it (and I didn’t know how to respond to it when it happened). I had a positive and affirming experience that was … Continue reading

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#managing

I have managed chronic pain for six years and I can’t see it getting better. I have accepted that pain management will be a part of my daily life. I no longer fight with it or demonize it. I just … Continue reading

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#notjumping

My friend Nicola made a Youtube video about disability and beauty. She asked for vlogging ideas and I wanted to know what her relationship to beauty was like, when considering her disability and not. She made a vlog and said … Continue reading

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