Exciting news, friends! I wrote about relationships and my disability for The Frisky last week — it was so much fun, and the piece turned out really well. Here’s an excerpt…
I know that my disability will help me weed out a lot of dud dudes, but I also know that it will raise a few questions. Questions about the role my disability will play in my life and in my future. Love is complicated enough. Will he like my parents? Will he accept my unhealthy relationship with my cats? Will it be awkward when we try to kiss and my fused neck makes things, ummm, challenging? But when it comes down to it, like Julia Roberts said in “Notting Hill,” “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” Indeed, I am just a girl, asking these questions, fused neck and all.
You can read the rest of the essay here. What do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts! What do you think? xoxo
P.S. Read my other pieces on The Frisky here, here, here and here. Enjoy! 🙂
Loved it! Excellent writing as always!
Tiffany Kadani says
Squee! I love it. So clear and concise and from the heart. Powerful.
Melissa Blake says
Thanks so much, ladies!!! I love writing for The Frisky…such fun!
I just read this and it's funny because I just had a talk last night with a best friend with MDA who has wayyy more dating experience than I do (I have osteogenesis Imperfecta). Even though you and I have different abilities, our concerns are much the same. I love reading your blog. 🙂