Skip To Content
kirstenw5

Kirsten Schultz

Activist, writer, and sexuality educator | Genderqueer/trans (AFAB), disabled, pansexual/queer, intersectional | Featured on a number of sites from Healthline to US News to Creaky Joints | Sexuality and sex don't depend on ability - so let's start talking about disability and sex!

joined
Dec 2012
trophies
2
posts
2
comments
13
BuzzFeed Community is a hub for BuzzFeeders to create awesome quizzes and posts that people love. Make your own, or browse what other people are making.
Make your own post! Caret Right

Pinned Quiz Results

📌 Kirsten Schultz hasn't pinned any quiz results.
Posts1 - 2 of 2

Recent Comments

  • Kirsten Schultz's avatar

    Kirsten Schultz commented on Tell Us Your Best Self-Care Tips For Chronic Pain

    I've been sick since I was five. The biggest help I've ever had is animals. We currently have two guinea pigs and taking care of them and playing with them helps me more than anything else in this world. They help my PTSD, but also help my pain conditions because I take better care… 

    2/22/2017

    Heart Filled

    5

  • Kirsten Schultz's avatar

    Kirsten Schultz commented on We Want To See Your Harry Potter Inspired Tattoos

    I got this tattoo of the stars from the book on my right foot for mother's day in 2014. It was a week to the day from when I cut contact with my abusive mother. It reminds me that there is a light in the darkness. More than that, though, it reminds me that *I* write my story, no one… 

    9/5/2016

    Heart Filled

    2

  • Kirsten Schultz's avatar

    Kirsten Schultz commented on Selena Gomez Reveals She Underwent Chemotherapy When People Thought She Was In Rehab

    It's invisible in that the vast majority of people do not exhibit symptoms that would lead others to know or believe they were dealing with a disability. Dreamscape, check out the term 'invisible illness' because you'll totally get why that word was RIGHTLY being used.

    10/29/2015

    Heart Filled

    0

  • Kirsten Schultz's avatar

    Kirsten Schultz commented on Selena Gomez Reveals She Underwent Chemotherapy When People Thought She Was In Rehab

    Lupus and other rheumatic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis are issues with an overactive immune system. One way to subdue the attacks from the immune system is to use chemotherapy drugs or biologics - Enbrel and Humira are examples you might see on commercials of the latter. They… 

    10/8/2015

    Heart Filled

    19

  • Kirsten Schultz's avatar

    Kirsten Schultz commented on Selena Gomez Reveals She Underwent Chemotherapy When People Thought She Was In Rehab

    Actually RA doesn't have a test for proper diagnosis. There are several types of RA, some that don't present in bloodwork as having positive rheumatoid factor. Same goes for basically all autoimmune arthritis types - lupus, juvenile arthritis, etc.

    10/8/2015

    Heart Filled

    5

  • Kirsten Schultz's avatar

    Kirsten Schultz commented on Selena Gomez Reveals She Underwent Chemotherapy When People Thought She Was In Rehab

    Because lupus is a rheumatic disease, like several others - rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, etc - and they're all very similar. It takes a skilled doctor to actually pa attention to the patient as well as labs to determine which of those diseases a person has. I actually… 

    10/8/2015

    Heart Filled

    32

  • Kirsten Schultz's avatar

    Kirsten Schultz commented on Selena Gomez Reveals She Underwent Chemotherapy When People Thought She Was In Rehab

    Also it sounds more like you're thinking of fibromyalgia? That is very contested where lupus is not AT ALL by any sane physicians. I have fibro (which is also very real) and it's hard to get a dx.

    10/8/2015

    Heart Filled

    17

  • Kirsten Schultz's avatar

    Kirsten Schultz commented on Selena Gomez Reveals She Underwent Chemotherapy When People Thought She Was In Rehab

    Lupus does have markers to test, but is often a diagnosis of exclusion. It's easier to figure out when you go to a specialist instead of (apparently a very ignorant) primary care doc. Do you do a test to figure out you have a cold? No? But you and your doc can still figure it out?… 

    10/8/2015

    Heart Filled

    42

  • Kirsten Schultz's avatar

    Kirsten Schultz commented on Transgender Former Navy SEAL Speaks With Anderson Cooper

    She is gorgeous

    6/7/2013

    Heart Filled

    1

  • Kirsten Schultz's avatar

    Kirsten Schultz commented on Devastating Tornado In Oklahoma City Area

    I think maybe now is not the time for this. Children are dead and missing, with lives forever changed.

    5/21/2013

    Heart Filled

    1