Thursday, November 13, 2008


I hope I don't turn off any of the wonderful Awesome Moms I've found through my research into RAD with the name of this blog- Being a Lesbian is only a small part of who I am.

The "Rolladyke" nickname is used with utmost affection by my friends because I am a Wheelchair user, as well as a veritable roll-a-dex of information like cellphone numbers, other people's schedules, random facts about politics, medgeekery, first names and social information of University support staff and a plethora of connections in the University English Department and Government agencies. Guess Mom didn't realise what she was starting when she made me case manager of my ISSP (IEP team for my American friends) when I was a Sophmore in High School.

I am currently pursuing an English/Psychology degree with an eye towards Narrative Therapy or Attachment Therapy as a life path, hence my interest in RAD. I also volunteer as Youth Advocacy Facilitator with a Canada-Wide Youth exchange which is completely cross-disability. Here, I have worked with youth with mobility impairments (I have CP myself) Cystic Fibrosis, Ehler Dalos Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, ADHD, ODD and FASD.

In my daily life, I also live with anxiety and depression, as well as PTSD from some of the CP treatments and emotional/sexual abuse I endured as a child. I am recovering well with the help of talk therapy and energy work, as well as a supportive social network which I hope includes all of you as well!

Please, ask me questions- I follow your lives avidly, and it's time you were at least able to follow mine if you liked.

Light, Love and Energy,



Lisa said...

Yeah! I am so tickled to be first!!! I'll be back in just a bit after I've taught school.

Lisa said...

Ok, I'm back. Got a chance to actually read between math & LA. :-0 I am so glad you are here Ashley. Welcome!!! Can't wait to hear more from you.

Please, please, please work in attachment therapy. There aren't enough people specializing in this and it is so needed. From what I've heard it's REALLY needed in Canada.

Type, type, type...can't wait to hear more!

Torina said...

Ooh! I LOVE your nickname! I love weirdly wicked humor. Thanks for delurking. I will be visiting your blog often.

Alyssa's Mom said...


I found you through Awesome Mom Lisa! Welcome to the blogging world.

Love the nickname! And I second Lisa in regards to attachment therapy!


Anonymous said...

Hi, Ashley. I found you through Lisa's J (is that girl incredible or what???) and I'm excited to be following your blog. My partner and I are prospective adoptive parents, which is why I read the RAD and related blogs you do. Thanks for writing!