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--"Izzy, how did you start dancing?"
--"What got you into martial arts?"
--"What kind of dancer/martial artist/writer are you?
--"How do you deal with brain damage, bodily injury and
C-PTSD, yet still dance, write, train, live the way you do?"
--"How do you still find joy and beauty amidst pain and loss?"
--"Wow, you should write your memoirs!"
This Is My Story
- Jan 8
- 14 min
MY HOLIDAY FLIGHT - No, Not That Kind of Flight
Holiday flight??? Ohhhh, yeah, this year a lot of people had-- No. I mean flight from my home. Blessedly, I was not one of the people...
- Sep 26, 2022
- 5 min
WOOT! Website Organization: Achieved
It is done. Whufffff. Remember last year when I obliterated my old website? I got really frustrated with the worlds of Advertising,...
- Jun 19, 2022
- 18 min
"WRITE WHAT YOU WANT TO READ" THEY SAID - So I Do
Continued from: --GLADIATORS HIJACK MY LIFE - How I Started Writing My Gladiatrix --A YIN-YANG RABBIT HOLE - If you haven't read this...
- May 7, 2022
- 19 min
A YIN-YANG RABBIT HOLE - Straddling the Feminine-Masculine Spectrum
Eartly 20s Tomboy Glitter-Grrl My friends and foes, we’re about to tumble down a rabbit hole, and some of it is a bit volcanic. “Nooooo,”...
- Mar 15, 2022
- 21 min
I AM NOT AN OBJECT - More Rape & Death Threats
The words I'm about to share with you from my oldest journal aren’t pretty. They correspond with some of the ugliest things humans can do...
- Feb 26, 2022
- 15 min
BANNED FROM IG - I Must Be Doing Something Right
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. ~Krishna Morti Said to me by my gamer friends while...
- Feb 24, 2022
- 1 min
RUSSIA & UKRAINE: Why I Write What I Write
This is why I write about childhood bullying. "OMGawwwwwd, it happened so long ago. Get over it!" Yup, it did. And it's all the same...
- Nov 27, 2021
- 9 min
THE SEARCH BEGINS: Why I'm Still Not Back on FB--excuse me, Meta.
Last month, out of nowhere, one of my favorite people pinged me. "Izzyyyyyy, did you drop off the face of the planet? BTW others on FB...
- Jun 7, 2021
- 7 min
WHY I OBLITERATED MY WEBSITE - Again.
Okay, I lied. I told you we'd get back to Villains and we will. But I finally got around to updating my Ko-fi Page about all the latest...
- Dec 11, 2020
- 6 min
OCEAN GIPSY - The Underwater Realm of Traumatic Brain Injury
I'm always searching for ways to describe what living with my brain injury FEELS like. Because if you don't know, you can't know. And if...
- May 6, 2019
- 4 min
MUTTS, HACKS & BASTARDS: The Creative Brain
“Jazz is a mutt...Jazz is a reflection of time. The tradition of jazz is that it always changes. If you stop changing it, if it stops...
- May 6, 2019
- 3 min
THE ARENA: A Constant Theme
5/3/19 A Facebook Post: “If you are not in the arena getting your ass kicked on occasion because you were being brave, I am not...
- Jan 26, 2019
- 8 min
SCROLL ON, CITIZEN - My Response to Dicks
Welcome to my creative recovery--the peeking out of a few glittered toes from the shadows. I've been lurking here a long time, playing...
- Jan 21, 2019
- 7 min
Yeah, I Gotcher Value...Write Here!
For a little more than a year, I have been immersed in the study of things I traditionally despise. Things I have long avoided like the...
- Mar 31, 2018
- 10 min
Blogging Like Double-Dutch
Happy Tigger Season (spring)! Here’s a blog post I drafted waaaay back in October 2017, rewrote in November and just rediscovered…because...
- Apr 16, 2017
- 3 min
ME & MY MIDDLE FINGER FOAMIES - I Attempt to Do the Scary Thing
Well, hells. Is it really the Arena if you keep it quiet in the living room, pretending that you're bold and daring because the curtains...
- Apr 12, 2017
- 6 min
NAKED IN THE ARENA - Vulnerability, Creativity & Bravery
I am NOT editing this post, dammit. For years I have been trying to blog. Correction. I have been failing to blog. There is no try...only...
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