Go Higher


One gene

One cell

One little mishap

One gone wrong

None goes well

 

The disease

The struggle

Come together

Make their lives

For the better

 

A very sticky situation

Has been placed

on our own selves

This is the rare redirection

That destroys our sibling’s health

 

Their loss

Make it good

Make it whatever they dream

It’s not yours

But it will help them

Do it for them

 

The end may be approaching

For them and your soul

But they go towards the north

They’ll go higher up

They’ll be the ones to make others look up.


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Finding the Unity in Disability

If I don’t have a topic in mind when it’s time to write a column, I read articles. I look into the lives of other siblings of special needs individuals, delving into the struggles, pains, and joys of their respective experiences. From this, I usually find something that I can relate to in my own life, and I let the writing guide me to my own ideas. Read More

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Running Out of Pictures

Now that my sister is gone, photos are one of the main ways I feel that I can connect with her. Whenever I’m missing Blair, I look through old photos and memories. I find it healing to edit photos of us creatively to be symbolic and make it feel new. Here are some of those edits. Read More

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