Why Dawn Created Dmkbooks
Dawn graduated from Truman State University with BA in Psychology, and a Disability Studies Minor. During college she published two disability inclusion picture eBooks. She quickly realized that she had a passion for advocating and helping people with disabilities, both adults and children. She realized quickly after publishing Why I Laugh: a book about Autism that she wanted to create more picture books for and about children with disabilities. She is currently working full time in facility working with elderly adults with Dementia. Since her job isn’t really related to disability studies Dawn really missed advocating. She also missed researching and learning new information as she had in college. She decided to help people with disability in their day to day lives, by creating a website with resources for people with disabilities.
Dawn has personally dealt with disabilities since she was a young girl who developed chronic migraines. She underwent brain surgery to drain a cyst that wasn’t actually the cause of the migraines but was blocking spinal fluid. In Middle School she learned that the migraines were actually caused by a food sensitivity to nitrates in processed meat and other foods. In college she began having worse migraines again these she found out were caused by MSG as well as stress, and at the time un-diagnosed, anxiety and depression. Today Dawn still copes with anxiety, depression and the occasional migraine when she doesn’t stick to her diet. She also has carpal tunnel symptoms brought on by excessive typing of the two novels she published on Amazon.