Happy Holidays, everyone! My bi-religious family, as my cousin deemed us, celebrated a wonderful Christmas Day yesterday and look forward to a lovely Hanukkah with my family this weekend. I hope you and your loved ones have a merry celebration of whatever holidays you celebrate this time of year.
Once the holidays are over, though, a lot of us feel incredibly anxious about what will be coming in the new year, myself very much included. In my personal, anecdotal experience, a lot of spoonies seem to be pretty Type A. We like to have plans in place to try and fix the thing we’re upset about. We research new treatments and try new doctors and ask people in message boards for advice. So when we’re worried for ourselves or our loved ones, or our country in general, we want to do something. We want to march and protest and speak for what’s right.
It’s hard to do that when speaking too long leaves you winded, and being out of bed for more than a few hours a day makes you sick. It can be frustrating to think that we’re so limited in our ability to fight against what we believe is so wrong.
That’s the reality of any group of disenfranchised people. It’s harder to speak out than it is for other people. That’s how they stay disenfranchised.
But it’s becoming easier to make our voices heard now, thanks to the internet. [Read more…]