I decide to do a stream of consciousness writing for this month's essay.
Reflections on the global pandemic of COVID-19 from my perspective as a survivor of trauma (in my case, a severe Traumatic Brain Injury/TBI).
Here’s a book review of Leslie Jamison’s collection of essays on illness and empathy, “The Empathy Exams.” Since March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, I have decided to do my featured posts (book review, pop culture, essay, writing update and extra pop culture content) related to brain injury or illness. This is my book review. “The Empathy Exams” is a book of essays on injury, recovery, illness and empathy instead of specifically on brain injury.
Sometimes my injured brain acts totally different than before my Traumatic Brain Injury and other times I feel like those default settings appear. Here’s an essay about such a phenomenon.
An essay where I frankly discuss being in good cheer during the holidays after you’ve survived tragedy.
An essay where I talk about how my severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) has left me with severely diminished hearing and distorted hearing that makes it seem like I have a horror movie INSIDE my head. Creepy!