Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

I recently stumbled across the term “highly sensitive person” (HSP), and so many of my struggles as a parent started to make sense. Put simply, HSPs have neural networks that are wired to be hyper-aware of physical, mental and emotional input. I start the day with a finite amount of emotional energy, and when that’s gone, I’m emotionally fragile, overstimulated and need to reset. But sometimes I don’t get that chance.

I’m hard of hearing. The pandemic has introduced unique challenges — but I’m learning to overcome them.

There are already lots of roadblocks in society for people with disabilities

2020 zapped my creativity. I’m slowly finding my way back to art.

When I wasn’t producing, I questioned my identity as an artist

My home is full of hand-me-downs. When I feel lonely, these items raise me up.

The objects remind me of the sense of connection and joy I take from art