Why Kirsten is a Great Asset

Considering hiring me for consulting, editing, writing, or social media management? Here are just a few reasons you should:

Accessible

After being disabled for the past two-and-a-half decades, I have put in a lot of time and effort on accessibility needs - including often forgotten ones like keeping spaces scent-free.

Trans Friendly

As a genderfluid person, I aim to be as inclusive as possible around gender from using less gendered language to creating forms that make people like me feel seen and heard.

Research-Oriented

From graduate school to working as administrative support for medical personnel, I'm well-versed in and comfortable with doing as much research as needed to complete the task at hand.

Social Savvy

I have experience managing social media for high-traffic sites and companies.

Easy Pay

I accept most forms of payment.

First and foremost, I’m a sex educator and writer. As a disability activist and patient, I know how hard it can be to live a full life while dealing with health issues. That’s why I work most closely with patients living with chronic illness or disability, helping them to rediscover their lives after diagnosis.

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Testimonials

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I was referred to Kirsten and their work by another community organizer in Madison, as an expert in social justice, disability, chronic illness, relationships, sex, and LGBTQ+ rights. They had no hesitation to share their knowledge and experience at a Disability in Health Panel on the University of Wisconsin- Madison Campus- an annual event where people who identify as disabled speak their truth about their trials and tribulations with the health care system in a safe, empowering environment for future clinicians to learn from. I was impressed with their immediate willingness to donate their time, effort, energy and emotional labor. They were a large part of the success of the panel that year, and continue to be a resource for social justice and disability for our organization.

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Kirsten is one of our 10 Best Arthritis Blogs to Keep You (and Your Body) Moving

If you're looking for a blogger with some attitude, Kirsten is your woman. The self-proclaimed "chronic illness collector” (as a child she was diagnosed with systemic juvenile arthritis, or Still’s disease) and sex educator covers every health topic imaginable on Not Standing Still’s Disease, from mental health to medical terminology to her “Self-Care Sundays” series — posts themed around “our relationships with ourselves.” She is an advocate for the gender-fluid and trans community, which she discusses at length in her separate blog, Chronic Sex, along with (naturally) sexuality and sex with a chronic illness. While the topics she covers on both blogs aren’t light, she still aims to keep her posts humorous and positive. She even pokes fun at herself for having “collected” sixteen different health diagnoses, like scoliosis and asthma.

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Kaja

I am constantly blown away by Kirsten's work on Chronic Sex. Their intersectional take on all things sex and disability is so needed right now (and always). I always walk away learning something new.

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Blog

Missed out on my latest posts? Catch up here:

My first piece in a book is here!

I have a piece along with two other patients talking about being an engaged patient and what that means for bio-citizenship. Here’s the book description: Citizenship has a long, complex relationship with the body. In Read more…

Recent Interviews

In the last few months, a couple of pieces featuring interviews with myself have gone up around the internet. Check ’em out! 8 Things You Should Never Say To Someone With A Chronic Health Condition Read more…

Academic Papers

During the month of April, I published a series of academic pieces I wrote over on Not Standing Still’s Disease. If you’re interested, you can find them below. The Economics of Patient Engagement Accounting Procedures for Read more…