Month: July 2020

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome didn’t kill Sarah Grossman. The police did

Sarah Grossman is a woman with long, braided, brown hair; light skin; and glasses, and she's holding a yellow coffee cup standing out by some leaves.

If you’re just joining me for the first time: hi, my name is Erica! I have the same disorder that Sarah Grossman had: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), which is a heritable connective tissue disorder (HCTD). Please wear your mask! You never know who’s got “pre-existing conditions”. You’d probably feel really dumb and ashamed if you found […]

Reopening schools: a potential second orphaning

A young child with medium skin, curly brown hair, and a pink face mask, being held by an older woman with silver hair, light skin, and a black-and-white striped face mask.

In my community, we have lots of children who are raised either partially or totally by their grandparents, whose families have been devastated by the opioid epidemic. This is a pretty common story here in Indiana and in other places across the country. While it’s unlikely that these kids will themselves succumb to complications of […]