Hi hello 👋🏻

Welcome to my little corner of the internet! This is more than a newsletter. This is a digital garden: an imperfect, constantly evolving curation of “thoughts, ideas, highlights, annotations, quotes, summaries, and notes.”

While social media is great for making connections, it is largely responsible for the commodification of content. I don’t want to participate in - let alone rely on - a system that punishes creators for underperforming.

I can’t leave social media, but I can disinvest from the algorithm. I can redefine my relationship with the internet. My goal in creating this page is to cultivate a platform that prioritizes slowness, intention, and the magic of creativity.

By following my Substack, you are bypassing the algorithm altogether. Everything I post will go straight to your inbox.

A bit about me

I was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare neuromuscular disease, at a young age, and was given nine years to live. Now, at 26 years old, I’ve surpassed all expectations, and have dedicated my life to the hard and holy work of disability justice.

I’m a storyteller at heart, with a love of the horrific and whimsical. Currently, I am revising THE SAINT AND THE SPIDER, an adult space fantasy with #OwnVoices disability representation. My writing has been published in a variety of literary magazines and anthologies.

I freelance as an editor and sensitivity reader. I have degrees in psychology and community care and am always thinking about the intersection of disability and mental health.

I live in snowy Minnesota with my parents and the cat of my heart, Rey. If I’m not writing, I’m probably analyzing media, indulging my imagination through ritual and art, or dreaming up ways for stories to change the world.

You can follow me on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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While this publication is free, I do curate exclusive content for my supporters. If you want to support me financially, there are two options to choose from.

  • Membership at the Sun 🌞 tier: For $5 USD/mo, you’ll get access to my library of Notion templates, as well as exclusive, behind-the-scenes content.

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Your financial support ensures my financial independence and allows me to keep doing the work. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here.

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Brianna Albers
crip cyborg storyteller ✨ disability and mental health advocate ✨☁️🌒 she/her 🌈🌷💜