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Harlequin Baby

Harlequin babies are born with cracked shell-like skin, inside out eyelids, pulled back lips, missing ears, and obstructed nostrils. These abnormalities make them highly susceptible to infection, dehydration, and suffocation. 11 more words


Imagined Ugliness vs. Real Ugliness

I’ve written about BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder) before. Many people (mostly friends) have taken it upon themselves to diagnose me as having the disorder, but I don’t. 379 more words

Transgender & Mental Health Issues

So there comes a time...

I am writing here tonight a goodbye to a big part of me…something I was always known for and even bullied for…I am writing to part with Benny and Berty-my… 672 more words

The Possible Health Risks of 1080 Exposure: Two NZ Women blame a 1080 drop for their lingering illness

“A year after 1080 poison rained from the sky as Reefton sisters were enjoying a picnic near Kokiri, both are still experiencing ill health and have lodged a claim with ACC.”

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Deformities are Not Disillusions: Guest Post about Clubfoot

When I first came across Writing Mother Fashionista’s blog a few months ago, I was blown away by her positivity! She was always so happy (and fashionable) and I related to her, because we are both moms to boys. 1,319 more words

Auggie & Me: Three wonder stories by R.J. Palacio

I had read Wonder as it was part of the recommended list I saw in my school. And it held me captive from the first word. 605 more words