10 Nice Things to Do for Your Duchenne Mom

10 Nice Things to Do for Your Duchenne Mom

Amid the immense obstacles of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, it’s easy to forget that the ones caring for us are dealing with not only difficulties, but an impossible task.  Our main caregivers, usually mothers, manage the unmanageable, which is crucial to bear in...
Un-breaking a Woman’s Heart

Un-breaking a Woman’s Heart

Women are sensitive creatures, and not to say it has anything to do with weakness, but they view the world through another spectrum of colours unseen in the outside world.  They acknowledge more and understand the human heart, while compassion entices them to enter...
My Love Letter to Love

My Love Letter to Love

Dearest Love, Sometimes I can’t take it.  I can’t stand the unbearable agony that consumes my throbbing flesh.  My thoughts corrupt when droplets of sweat seep through the skin.  The rush of unrelenting turmoil becomes a journey of tears as I lose myself in tormented...
The Dignity That Comes with Choice

The Dignity That Comes with Choice

There is no denying that the symptoms of Duchenne muscular dystrophy steal away our physical dignity.  Even in normal life, death eventually consumes and our bodies decay, only no one is an acting witness when we’re in the grave.  However, with this disease, everyone...
The Fractures of My Unbroken Heart

The Fractures of My Unbroken Heart

Where does my heart go when romance consumes my mind?  I have absolutely no idea sometimes, to be perfectly honest.  I just want to be numb of the feelings so I might find my smile.  Yet no matter how hard I try, it gets me nowhere because every time she comes into...
This is My Life: Trouble with the Curve

This is My Life: Trouble with the Curve

It’s funny how memories unfold in the presence of music.  Whenever I hear Aerosmith’s Crazy, I’m reminded of the summer of ‘94… At around ten years old, the progression of Scoliosis (a common side effect of Duchenne muscular dystrophy) began to affect the curvature of...
Your Duchenne Guide to Dating Ricky

Your Duchenne Guide to Dating Ricky

Are you tired of boring relationships?  Do you feel as if the romance in your life is lacking, and that anything resembling it is cliché and gag-worthy?  Are you looking for something more… adventurous? If so, this is the guide for you because Ricky’s version isn’t...
Romancing the Undead

Romancing the Undead

Dear Zombie Princess, While surrounded by the empty silence of this nuclear holocaust, I’m here alone with you, lost without your presence.  But no matter the hopelessness, I have faith that the girl from before still lingers, somewhere within the confines of your...
A Love Letter to White Women

A Love Letter to White Women

Dear White Women, I’ve always loved the way you talk, how you’re soft-spoken and articulate with words.  A journey of literary eloquence begins when your lips dance in harmony with the melodies of your voice.  I find it adorable how you stop everything in the middle...