A writer, a baker, and an artist walk into a bar…

“Your blog is always a breath of honest, heartfelt, fresh air. It’s one of the few that comes to my personal inbox.”

– From reader Keith C.

In 2015, I started this here ‘Donkumentary’ when I ditched the big-city life for a more rural, secluded one. I thought I’d blog about how-tos in that kind of transition, but instead, I’ve found grounding and space to finally start exploring and discussing mental and chronic illness.

Through time with my donkeys, methodical baking, and finally finding confidence in my artistry, I’ve made it my mission to be vulnerable, and share my stories, experiences, and works to help #BreakTheStigma surrounding mental and chronic illness.


JUST RELEASED!

Mindful Living Podcast with Athea Davis, ep. 97 featuring me talking about Healing with Animals.


Did you know: I’ve also published two children’s books, “Tink the Bravest Donkey,” and “Will You Be My Val-Equine?” I love doing author visits at schools and libraries, however, since COVID-19, I’ve not been able to visit schools in person to read to the kiddos. BUT! I am available to read over zoom! If you’re interested in learning more, send me an email: adonkumentary (at) gmail dot com.


I’m sure we all have our anxiety or other hidden mental issues of guilt, fear, anger, whatever. You’ve put all of it in wonderful perspective. You are you and I am I. We are the same but different. Wonderfully written and beautifully thought out.

– From Reader Patricia A. on this post

Latest Posts from my Blog

Can’t Wait

I stumble off an elevator 15 minutes late for a doctor’s appointment. Out of breath, I take my place in line wondering if I should craft an elaborate excuse for the woman at the check-in counter as to why I was late or if I should just be honest that it’s for no other reason… Continue Reading →

Bright Pink Cast

I broke my left wrist two years in a row from two different accidents in the 3rd and then the 4th grade. Being only 8 and then 9 at the time, I guess the breaks hindered my wrist development because to this day, both the mobility and strength in that left joint are limited. That… Continue Reading →

Bat Signal

Not too long ago, someone threw an insult at me for no reason. It wasn’t the worst thing someone has said to me, but it was certainly unwarranted and childish. I tell you this because for the first time in my life, my immediate thought after the insult was, “what’s wrong with them?” and not,… Continue Reading →

Do-Nothingness

It’s mid afternoon on a relieving fall day here in East Texas. These rare, low humidity days are celebration-worthy and all the critters on the farm agree—them with their zoomies all over the yard. It’s precious. I’d run around with them too, if I could. I’m out in the pasture with my donkeys, three. I… Continue Reading →

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“Thank you for helping me know I’m not alone. No one has ever had this situation to deal with, and you helped me realize we are all ‘in the same boat.'”

– From reader Suzanne S. on this post

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