Guest writer and self-advocate
My name is Ally, I am 26 years old and I was born and raised in Pennsylvania. I’ve been residing in Houston, TX for the past 2 and a half years with my wonderful partner Travis and our dog Ziggy. My disability is called Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, and it affects all 4 limbs of my body with an emphasis on my arms and hands. I have always prided myself in advocating for mental health, specifically within the disabled community, which led me to pursue a degree in Art Therapy with minor in Psychology. I hope to continue working in the mental health field while also being an advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves. In my free time I am a free-lance artist and my medium of choice is oil/acrylic painting and mixed-media. Fun fact: I paint with my mouth! I hope my story and vulnerability resonates with people, and I am always open to connecting with others that share similar stories.
It’s important to remember you are never alone in this world.
You can see my art on Instagram at @Allypaintsthings