On Living with MS


Over at Electric Literature, Martha Stallman depicts her life with multiple sclerosis in a funny and frank essay:

Scooting is much, much easier than walking, and faster. By pushing from behind with my left hand and pulling from the front with my left foot, I can get myself around the table in less than a minute. What scooting lacks in dignity it more than makes up for in efficiency, and it occurs to me besides that dignity is a luxury that I cannot at the moment afford, and also at least my ass is cleaning the floor.

Katie O'Brien is an English major at Cornell University, where she writes for kitsch magazine, DJs for a rock station, and complains about the cold. Find her on Twitter @abluekite. More from this author →