my name is lyndsey and im really excited to be a part of this site. i usually identify as a radical cyborg sick-o queer (i.e. i have a left-of-progressive political analysis, i wear an insulin pump, i have type one diabetes, and i like grrls), but don't be scared off--im super nice and bubbly too.
i just moved to brooklyn from north carolina about 9 months ago and i feel like im still making the transition sometimes. i really like to move around, but definitely one of the hardest parts of that is consistently having to find new good doctors. among other things in north carolina, i left behind a fabulous endocrinologist.
i recently started taking symlin along with my pump insulin and its been an adjustment. the shots dont bother me so much as the freakin tummy aches. anyone else on symlin?
before moving to nyc, i had never met another type 1 diabetic! now im trying to reach out and get connected with folks and i think it is really helping. im excited to meet all of you and hear about your experiences. i am especially interested in doing some multi-issue community organizing, so if any of y'all are interested in talking about the ways that ableism, classism, racism, homophobia, etc. intersect, let me know.
proud to be sick with you,