If you're interested in adding another woman-authored blog to your list, I recommend Sarah Scott's Mayday Productions . A former Martha Stewart Omnimedia employee , Scott ended up "tits-up in a ditch," as she put it to me once in a line borrowed from the title of an Annie Proulx short story , when she was in a cycling race accident in 2005. "I don't remember if the EMT woke me up, or I just came to on my own, but I remember looking down at my thighs and thinking about dead meat. Big hunks of dead meat." On her blog, she candidly chronicles the physical and psychological challenges of life post-spinal cord injury with blistering honesty.
The new me is paralyzed from the bottom of my sternum down, 100% reliant on a wheelchair for mobility. I'm no longer a size four with marilyn curves etched on taut muscles. I no longer wear heels, and I've had to give away most of my clothes from my old life. Some I'm still holding onto, but slowly and surely they continue to be discarded as I keep loosening my grip on the past.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Democrats’ War at Home
How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best
Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke
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Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10
Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.
How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.
You Deserve a Pre-cation
The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.