I’m just starting this blog and it’s the dead of winter here in Canada. The air is crisp, the days and nights cold. I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you in the coming months and hope that your experience of this pandemic is not too awful. For me, as something of an introvert and as a writer, I’ve been able to survive well over the last year. I do miss having friends and family over for meals and going out to theatre and films. Hey, I miss getting a haircut too! But we’ll get through this and in several months, once we’ve all benefitted from the vaccine, perhaps we’ll get together again. In the meantime, I hope my words offer you some interest and comfort.
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Miriam Edelson is a neurodivergent social activist, writer and mother living in Toronto, Canada. Her literary non-fiction, personal essays and commentaries have appeared in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, various literary journals including Dreamers Magazine, Collective Unrest, Writing Disorder, Palabras, Wilderness House Literary Review and on CBC Radio. She was a finalist in the Pen 2 Paper nonfiction contest. Her first book, “My Journey with Jake: A Memoir of Parenting and Disability” was published in April 2000. “Battle Cries: Justice for Kids with Special Needs” appeared in late 2005. She completed a doctorate in 2016 at University of Toronto focused upon Mental Health in the Workplace and is currently at work on a collection of essays. She lives with and manages the mental health challenges related to bipolar disorder. View more posts