My Life as of July 2022

General Update Welcome back, y’all! 2022 has been a lot so far, hasn’t it? In the past six months, I received my official autism diagnosis, which happened a lot more quickly than I’d expected. My intestines then decided to become extremely slow, which is an ongoing problem, and my insomnia also got worse. Part ofContinue reading “My Life as of July 2022”

Autism Stigma and the Magical Multiplying Disabilities

Hey, friends! As noted previously, I realized this last year that I’m on the autism spectrum. This has revealed a lot of unexpected but important truths about the various mental and physical illnesses that I’ve developed throughout my lifetime. I think it’s important that other people understand those truths too. Thus, I’m sharing today theContinue reading “Autism Stigma and the Magical Multiplying Disabilities”

My Life as of January 2022

General Thoughts It’s been quite the six months! The most notable update is that I’ve realized I have likely been dealing with undiagnosed autism my whole life. SURPRISE! 🥳 There’s a lot of misinformation around autism, so I’ll be devoting the next couple of months to posts on the topic. Some basics to know nowContinue reading “My Life as of January 2022”

My Experiences with Chapter One Events

Hello, everyone! I’ve been attending Ch21Con 2021 online today, so this seemed like a good time to share my experiences with Chapter One Events, which runs both Ch1Con and Ch21Con. These are two writing conferences, one for teens and one for twenty-somethings, that take place every year in Chicago! Fun fact: I had the honorContinue reading “My Experiences with Chapter One Events”

My Life as of July 2021

General Thoughts This year so far has proven to be difficult, though not so much as certain other years. More than anything, I’ve been struggling with a binge-eating problem that has spiraled out of control over the past few years, reaching its peak (I hope!) during the last few months, as I’ve tried to createContinue reading “My Life as of July 2021”

My Writing-Related Discovery of Demisexuality

Hello! Last year for Pride Month, I posted about how, after years of research and thought, I’d figured out that I’m not just straight: I’m actually demisexual and biromantic. For Pride Month this year, I’m sharing that post again here on this new blog! If you’re unfamiliar with the terminology used for different kinds of attraction,Continue reading “My Writing-Related Discovery of Demisexuality”

My Worst Teacher’s Worst Ableism

I originally shared this story on my old blog in June 2017. Like everyone who’s been through school, I’ve dealt with a variety of teachers, good and bad. I’ve had teachers who guided me in my writing career and through my chronic illness struggles, and I’ve had teachers who mistreated and disrespected students and whoContinue reading “My Worst Teacher’s Worst Ableism”

My Life as of January 2021

General Thoughts Hello! My name’s Kira, and I’m thrilled to be here on my brand new website, where I will be reposting some highlights from my old blog and providing new updates. For those who don’t already know me from my previous blog or my social media, I’m a 26-year-old YA novelist seeking publication whoContinue reading “My Life as of January 2021”