Writings

Touching The Untouched

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I wrote this poem to my (now) husband after we began dating. I dedicate this poem to all of the spouses and loved ones of people with physical differences who saw past the superficial to their partner’s inner being

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Graduate School Personal Statement

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In my personal statement for my graduate school application, I explained how having OT as a child and later as a teen inspired my desire to pursue becoming an occupational therapist.

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A Debt Repaid

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My childhood experiences receiving occupational therapy instilled a passion for my profession; as an adult, I marveled at the beauty of OT the first time I worked with a child with a similar hand difference.

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What Happened to Your Hand?

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In this reflection, I explore the question that I feared most in my life and how to ask it of someone else with a limb difference

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Hiding Hand/Arm Differences and Other Issues of Self Acceptance

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Reflections on being asked about my difference and suggestions for practicing “scripts” with your child

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Stranger

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Before there were so many groups for people with limb differences, meeting someone else with a hand difference was a rare experience. This essay contains many of my thoughts and musings on meeting someone with a similar body

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