I took A Disabilities in Literature course when I was an undergraduate student. The purpose of the course was to redefine what disability is and what it isn't. Disability Studies has impacted me and has inspired me to write a collection of poetry that coincide with Magical Realism, and reveal how the issues that humans and society have created negatively affect others. The poetry relates to culture, stereotypes, gender roles, mental illnesses, family issues, age, and old tales. The collection, "Left-Handed," dives deep into how traditional and modern views and habits scapegoat others into following and believing what is practiced, and how the needs and issues of those affected are ignored. (Completed)
Famine, Pestilence, War and Death are the four horsemen of the apocalypse. They are tasked with destroying the world but somehow they always fail, either because of there own stupidity or because they are to busy doing more important things like household chores, working in retail, scrapping money together to pay the bills or just being lazy dimwits.
The poems correlate to personal and world problems that almost everyone can connect with; some poems are humorous and are metaphors toward inanimate objects. A few poems are dark and twisted while others are pure imagery, relating to and bringing light toward objects and ideas. The collection, “Fetch,” intertwines horror and thriller to explain everyday problems and human action while sprinkling fantasy elements on top. (Trigger Warning for poems 1 and 4: Don't read if you've been/ are suicidal and struggle with/ had struggled with an eating disorder.) (Completed)