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  • Not Your Typical “Sick Flick”

    May 14, 2021 by

    Last weekend my company, Reckless Theatrics, premiered my original play titled Fail Risk. Fail Risk is a new play in development exploring the complexities of relationships and chronic illness. Originally part of a longer version, we have taken an isolated scene and reformatted it into a short play of it’s own. In this edition, we… Read more

  • A photo of Ali at the NYC Disability Pride Parade. She is faced away front the camera and is wearing a jean jacket with a grey sign pinned on the back. "Healthcare is a fucking Human Right! #CripTheVote" is written in black sharpie. Her arm is raised in the air and her hair is pulled off to the side. The are trees, balloons, and others people participating in the parade around her.

    The Power of Art

    May 14, 2020 by

    It’s mid July in New York City, which means it’s hot, sweaty, and everything smells like pee. The only reason I left my apartment that day was because it was the annual disability pride parade.  It had been a rough couple of months, I had found out that a procedure I had to treat one… Read more

  • A photo of Ali looking over the pier at Battery Park. Her hair is blowing in the wind and she is smiling towards the camera.

    I Didn’t Overcome Anything

    April 8, 2020 by

    This idea that illness is something that needs to be overcome is such a toxic mindset. Expecting someone to overcome their chronic, fluctuating, most likely incurable illness is asking a lot from someone already dealing with a lot.

  • A photo of Ali and her little sister from about 9 years ago. Ali is wearing a black sweatshirt with the hood up and is resting her head on her sister's shoulder. Her sister is wearing a pink sweatshirt and has the hood up and has her hand in front of her face making a peace sign.

    My CM & HM Diagnosis Story

    August 17, 2019 by

    Or Why Not Believing Patients Just Because They Do Their Own Research & Join Facebook Support Groups Is Absolute Bullshit

  • A photo of Ali on a balcony in Manhattan with the skyline in the background. She is wearing a bright pink sweatshirt and matching face mask. Her hair is long, dark, and curly. She is smiling and hooked up to an IV bag. Her hand is holding an IV pole.

    Why Chronically Overdramatic?

    July 24, 2019 by

    Okay so you’re probably wondering why I named my blog, and my entire website, Chronically Overdramatic. There’s lots of meanings behind the name so I’ll explain…

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