Melissa Blake (@melissablake )

Melissa Blake

Bio I write the blog So About What I Said, covering relationships, disabilities, lifestyle & pop culture. Bylines @Cosmopolitan @nytimes SAY HEY:
Location Illinois
Tweets 41,6K
Followers 64,0K
Following 3,6K
Account created 26-12-2008 18:43:09
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Twitter Web App : Being real is powerful. Posting selfies on bad days is powerful. Reminding yourself that you're still not going to give up is powerful โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค— Melissa Blakeโ€ฆ

Twitter Web App : Nope, definitely not rude!! Iโ€™d much rather have people ask than just assume things about me, you know?โ€ฆ

Twitter Web App : Luckily, no! I was always mainstreamed into the regular class. I had an individual aid, but overall, I was pretty independent...โ€ฆ

Twitter Web App : Thatโ€™s one of the huge misconceptions about disabilities โ€” that theyโ€™re something to overcome. Many disabled people, myself included, live WITH our disability and arenโ€™t necessarily trying to overcome it. Iโ€™m always going to be disabled. Thatโ€™s a fact. But itโ€™s no longer my enemyโ€ฆ

Twitter Web App : I have Freeman-Sheldon syndrome, which is a genetic bone and muscular disorder. Iโ€™ve had about 26 surgeries to straighten my joints, scoliosis surgery, hospitalizations, etc. And since I canโ€™t walk, Iโ€™ve used a wheelchair most of my life... โ™ฟ๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธโ€ฆ

Twitter Web App : Hmm, a selfie where Iโ€™m holding up a photo of myself: Meta or just plain extra?? #MyBestSelfie ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿฆฐ๐Ÿ“ธ

Twitter Web App : Also, I love how the photo on the front page was taken at what I call โ€œmy tableโ€ โ€” aka my work desk, aka our kitchen table. Itโ€™s the spot where Iโ€™ve written countless blog posts and pieces for CNN, Cosmo, Glamour and Good Housekeeping!

Twitter Web App : Iโ€™ll be writing a super duper huge blog post about all the press from my viral tweet, but I had to share this one! Nothing beats making the FRONT PAGE of your hometown newspaper โ€” the same newspaper where I spent five years as a weekly columnist. Thank you, Daily Chronicle! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ—ž

Twitter Web App : Iโ€™ve never had anyone stan me before, so thank you!!!! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿปโ€ฆ

Twitter Web App : Two weeks ago, I had 7,500 followers.

Tonight, I reached 64K.

For all eternity, I canโ€™t thank you all enough.


Twitter Web App : There are so many Taylor Swift lyrics that I relate to, but the lyrics to โ€œGorgeousโ€ are a particular kind of punch to the heart... ๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’˜

Twitter Web App : Yeah, I canโ€™t speak to that last part, obviously, but ignoring my crush in a futile attempt at playing hard to get has resulted in my being the president of the Unrequited Love Club. So...take that for what itโ€™s worth... ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”โ€ฆ