Selma Blair Gave me “Cane Pride” at the Oscars; I’m Back on YouTube!

Yesterday, Selma Blair looked resplendent at the Oscars. She wore a gorgeous multi-colored evening gown with a cape…and a cane. While I’ve never been ashamed to carry my cane, for the first time I felt something I can only describe as “cane pride” looking at Selma shine.

Representation is important. I’ve had women write to me who have disabilities that tell me they need a cane but fear the judgment they will receive for using one. Recently, Selma has been open about her multiple sclerosis diagnosis, how it affects her life, and how it took her 15 years to get a diagnosis. In my latest YouTube video, I talk about what seeing Selma means to me as a disabled woman. People have been asking me when I’m going to resume YouTube videos. A few weeks ago, I resumed making videos on my channel after a two-year hiatus. If you enjoy my video, hit the subscribe button! And share it. I think I’ll be transitioning to doing more YouTube videos and less blog posts–what do you think?

Picture taken by OConnor-Arroyo. Check out his other photographs of Selma-Blair in this Metro-UK article.


Hi there! I am a patient advocate, writer, and public speaker most well known for my TEDx Talk, “How to Get Stuff Done When You Are Depressed.” As someone who is juggling 5 illnesses: bipolar 2, myasthenia gravis, endometriosis, psoriasis, and asthma, I’m passionate about helping people who navigate life with both chronic physical & emotional pain. If you’re interested in hiring me to speak at your event, check out the CONTACT tab.

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