It's Just Nerves: Notes on a Disability

It's Just Nerves: Notes on a Disability

by Kelly Davio

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ISBN-13: 9781941960066
Publisher: Handtype Press
Publication date: 09/18/2017
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

I. The Mirror

Strong is the New Sexy ... 3

What My Self-Respect Looks Like ... 7

The Power of Disbelief ... 9

Sick Girl Walking ... 12

Flesh is Flesh ... 14

You Have Kids, Right? ... 17

The Smell of Tempered Glass ... 19

I Was Once the Writer Kelly Davio ... 23



II. The Four White Walls

Fall Risk ... 29

James Brown and I Go to the Lab ... 35

On a Scale of One to Ten ... 38

The Service of Lesser Gods ... 41

Our NHS: One Sick American in England’s National Health Service ... 46



III. On Display

If We Learned Anything from David Bowie ... 69

Kylie Jenner and Her Golden Wheels ... 72

Girls on Oxygen ... 74

Thanks a Lot, Miami Ink ... 77

Sick Girls Will Outlive Everyone in the Coming Zombie Apocalypse ... 79

Empire Got it Wrong ... 81

On Representation ... 86

It’s Just Nerves ... 89



IV. The Wide World

A Woman Alone ... 99

Mindfulness is for Healthy People ... 102

The State We’re In ... 106

Loss Report ... 117



Acknowledgments ... 128

About the Author ... 129

Endnotes ... 130

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