halfsquaretriangles asked: via katy! you had just been in the accident and were injuryblogging, and i felt SO much kinship with you that maybe i didn't articulate whoops because the first thing i did after leaving my shitty ex was get badly injured in a way that needed a lot of physiotherapy and hard work and time and relearning how to walk/be in a body, and i related so hard to what you were writing. i am so happy you are getting close to finishing your zine and can't wait to read it.
Ah! Yes! I remember reading your posts when I was laid up in bed and also relating so hard to what you were writing. Even though I had done some occasional traumablogging before that, your stories really pushed me towards feeling that "I am actually not alone!" and "I need to talk/write about this no matter what!" I love your style of articulating with this kind of casual intimacy that to me reads as fearless and strong even when you are writing about things that are difficult and painful. I love the attention to detail as you record nuances of emotion and memory and even confusion — that’s helped me be more attentive to my own feelings and also reminded me that if I can’t remember a thing, it’s just as valid to write about the feeling of not remembering a thing, which has been very important during my zine-writing. Also, your selfies are exquisite and your food photos are always stunning. Also, scare-quote Franzen!! Thank you!