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Rebel Speducator
Attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lived in Chatan-Cho,Okinawa
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The following was written by Saaim Ali, another person who has come into my life since my epilepsy reappeared last summer, after so many years of smooth sailing. Since I began to follow her Instagram account last year, I...
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"Some of us hide it, but I won't"
     The following was written by Saaim Ali, another person who has come into my life since my epilepsy reappeared last year, after so many years of smooth sailing.      Since I began following her Instagram account last year, I have been impressed by Saaim...
The following was written by Saaim Ali, another person who has come into my life since my epilepsy reappeared last year, after so many years of smooth sailing. Since I began following her Instagram account last year, I h...
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One Year Later
     I always knew they would come back, but I didn't think it would be so soon. It was one year ago today that I opened my eyes and realized my cheek was resting on the warm cement in our back yard. There was no question in my mind what had happened becaus...
I always knew they would come back, but I didn't think it would be so soon. It was one year ago today that I opened my eyes and realized my cheek was resting on the warm cement in our back yard. There was no question in my mi...
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A Shockingly Rotten Way to treat Humans
     The following letter was obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. I'm happy to report that the FDA is moving forward with plans to ban the use of the electrical shock devices discussed in the letter. The Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton, Massac...
The following letter was obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. I'm happy to report that the FDA is moving forward with plans to ban the use of the electrical shock devices discussed in the letter. The Judge Rotenbe...
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All in my Head
     I took a copy of the article about ecstatic seizures to my doctor's appointment Monday and now have added my current doc to the short list of people I trust. He's the same one I walked out on in December, when I decided to seek out an epileptologist at...
I took a copy of the article about ecstatic seizures to my doctor's appointment Monday and now have added my current doc to the short list of people I trust. He's the same one I walked out on in December, when I decided to se...
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The Short List
     I'm just now starting to realize what a horrible thing my doctors did to me last month when I went to them for treatment. The brand-new, expensive anticonvulsant was making me totally wacko, so I went to the hospital to protect myself and my family fro...
I'm just now starting to realize what a horrible thing my doctors did to me last month when I went to them for treatment. The brand-new, expensive anticonvulsant was making me totally wacko, so I went to the hospital to prote...
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"Some of us hide it, but I won't"
     The following was written by Saaim Ali, another person who has come into my life since my epilepsy reappeared last summer, after so many years of smooth sailing.      Since I began to follow her Instagram account last year, I have been impressed by Saa...
The following was written by Saaim Ali, another person who has come into my life since my epilepsy reappeared last summer, after so many years of smooth sailing. Since I began to follow her Instagram account last year, I...
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I always knew they would come back, but I didn't think it would be so soon. It was one year ago today that I opened my eyes and realized my cheek was resting on the warm cement in our back yard. There was no question in my mi...
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The following letter was obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. I'm happy to report that the FDA is moving forward with plans to ban the use of the electrical shock devices discussed in the letter. The Judge Rotenbe...
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I took a copy of the article about ecstatic seizures to my doctor's appointment Monday and now have added my current doc to the short list of people I trust. He's the same one I walked out on in December, when I decided to se...
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I'm just now starting to realize what a horrible thing my doctors did to me last month when I went to them for treatment. The brand-new, expensive anticonvulsant was making me totally wacko, so I went to the hospital to prote...
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Now that the weather is warm, I'm beginning to really miss having my driver's license. This is causing me to rethink my tendency to be totally honest with my doctors. "What good has it done for me?" I wondered to myself this ...
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Bragging rights
My car is faster than your car.
Education
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Journalism, 1985 - 1989
  • University of Virginia
    Special Education, 2010 - 2012
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Female
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Writing, teaching, fighting bullies
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Chatan-Cho,Okinawa - San Diego - San Antonio - Chapel Hill - Pennsylvania - Virginia
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One Year Later
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I always knew they would come back, but I didn't think it would be so soon. It was one year ago today that I opened my eyes and realized my

A Shockingly Rotten Way to treat Humans
www.forgetthelabel.com

The following letter was obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. I'm happy to report that the FDA is moving forward with plans to b

All in my Head
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I took a copy of the article about ecstatic seizures to my doctor's appointment Monday and now have added my current doc to the short list o

The Short List
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I'm just now starting to realize what a horrible thing my doctors did to me last month when I went to them for treatment. The brand-new, exp

Spring Fever
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Now that the weather is warm, I'm beginning to really miss having my driver's license. This is causing me to rethink my tendency to be total

Ecstatically Alone
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In my lap is an article from a journal called Epilepsy & Behavior, dated 2009. It isn't my kind of journal, with scraps of paper and purple

Some Powerful Mojo
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Last night, I rode with a new friend to hear one of the bravest men on the planet speak in Rockville. I was expecting a large crowd, like th

The Others
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No, I didn't find another ecstatic person in the crowd but neither did I try very hard by mingling and chatting people up about whether they

Drift Away
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This is the song I was listening to when I wondered if I really am going to find anyone like me tomorrow among the crowd of people participa

Charlotte's Web
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It was almost too easy to figure out, once I gave myself enough time to calm down and think straight. That's what special educators call "pr

Field Tripping
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Last week, after I gave my speech and before the giant doobie was reinflated in front of The White House, someone came up to me and slipped

Another One Bites the Dust
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If I was still on Fycompa, I would probably have stayed up all night writing about yesterday because there was so much action. Luckily, I'm

Black box warning...
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I signed up to participate in the Epilepsy Foundation's National Walk for Epilepsy on April 16 in Washington, D.C. While visiting the even't

Hanging with the Marijuana Activists in front of The White House
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Cutest activist in the crowd This is the speech I gave today at the Emergency National Mobilization to Deshedule Cannabis, an event organize

Good Riddance
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My seizure tracker is telling the real story to me this morning; now I realize that I had a seizure on Day 2 of my incarceration, not Day 3

Betrayed, again
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On the other side of my hospital room door, there was someone my doctors took much more seriously than me, their patient. They took him so m

Election Day
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By the second day, I was much closer to being myself again, which was a big relief in terms of my fear that the drug had taken me to places

Evie
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I watched The Leftovers from the very beginning because I had already read the book; I'm a big fan of its author, Tom Perrotta. Then, in the

A Belated Easter Message
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I've been doing a lot of spring cleaning now that my seizures are under control, getting rid of reminders that I was such a misfit as a spec

The First Night
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There was a regular videotape running the whole time, too, but it stayed on the big machine, pointed toward my bed. I don't think it recorde