Kayla Whaley

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Kayla Whaley is a senior editor at Disability in Kidlit, a graduate of the Clarion Writers' Workshop, and an MFA candidate in creative nonfiction at the University of Tampa. Her work has appeared at The Toast, The Establishment, Uncanny Magazine, Michigan Quarterly Review, and in Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World, among other venues. She can usually be found being overly sincere on the internet.


Cover Photo: Resection of stomach, 1881 / Wellcome Library, London; image via wikimedia
(Don’t) Fear the Feeding Tube

My feeding tube could make my life easier and better, but a visceral shame pulsed through me when it came to actually using it.

May 08, 2018
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
After Losing the Ability to Eat Solid Food, I Had Lost Twenty Pounds—Did I Want to Lose More?

“I need a new way to eat,” I say. The nutritionist nods and says, “You want to lose some weight while we’re at it, right?”

Mar 13, 2018
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
The Difference a Meal Makes: On Losing the Ability to Eat Solid Food

Nothing had changed from the night before—except for the certainty that everything had changed. Food as I had always known it was now in the past.

Feb 06, 2018
Cover Photo: photo by steve-stevens/flickr
A Chronology of Touch

“The desire and the wrongness both, inseparable, pulled at me.”

Mar 22, 2017