Upcoming Pride performances

I’m doing 2 poetry readings for Pride in Toronto: As part of Too Queer: A Bi Visibility Cabaret, the brilliant, captivating brainchild of Katie Sly.  Saturday June 25, 7:30pm, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander Street. As part of Proud Voices, organised by Glad Day Bookshop, at the Poetic Justice event. … Continue reading Upcoming Pride performances


On Apologetic Disability

Last year, during a challenging experience of having to trial-and-error solutions to disability access while staying somewhere overnight, I realised I often exhibit an attitude I’ve started calling Apologetic Disability.  (When I talked this afterwards over with my spousefriend, who is a lifelong disability activist, she said that most disabled folks perform Apologetic Disability some… Continue reading On Apologetic Disability


How to support a loved one dealing with (chronic and/or intense) pain

This list is grounded in my experiences of several decades of living with chronic illnesses, which bring both chronic pain and short-term episodes of intense pain. During that time I’ve experienced some not-so-useful support, and a lot of quite excellent support (due to: my learning what works & what doesn’t for me, talking with/reading other… Continue reading How to support a loved one dealing with (chronic and/or intense) pain