Iria Vasquez-Paez

I have a B.A. in creative writing from San Francisco State. Can people please donate? I'm very low-income. I need to start an escape the Ferengi plan. 

Love what you read?
Send a small one-off gift
Don't Notice People's Disability
3 days ago
I tell people to shut up if they notice my disability in any way. If I’m checking my blood sugar, butt out. Don’t stare. I caught somebody at Pantheacon staring at me at a workshop once and I stared a...
The Source of Chronic Illness
4 days ago
Chronic illness is something that affects a person their entire lives if they cannot find a good treatment for it. The first woman to be cured of sickle-cell anemia by a stem cell donation given to he...
My Super Strength
5 days ago
When in elementary school, my backpack was quite loaded with schoolwork. I thought that if I inhaled a deep breath, I could lift it up. Many years later in college, I learned that what I was using was...
How to Get More Spoons When Chronically Ill
7 days ago
Getting enough spoons means trying to get enough sleep. Many disabled people do not sleep the whole night, as some could have sleep apnea. Mentally ill people not on medication hardly sleep through th...
There Are People with Less Spoons Than I Have out There
8 days ago
The spoon theory explains to normal people about why chronically ill people do not always have the time to get stuff done. Whether it is chronic pain or other things, chronically ill people are suffer...
Fight the Good Fight
12 days ago
Ableism means that somebody is not taking into account a disability. It is like telling somebody in a wheelchair to get up and walk when they can’t. Or pointing out a person with diabetes’ need for in...