This site is a place to share my individual experiences in this world, while living with a body that has some inconvenient customizations (or chronic illnesses to be more contrite). On Joss Whedon’s masterpiece Firefly, a character named Kaylee often used the word shiny to reassure others; I have taken her catch phrase “everything’s just shiny captain” as a compass toward my own path. I am mindful that regardless of my struggles everything is still just shiny. My hope for you is to let others like us know they are not alone, and to show that through the struggles you can still be empowered to be who you want and impact the world the best that you can.