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Photo of FONUT donuts. One of the few guilty pleasures I found I can have with Hashimoto’s disease and a yeast allergy. The donuts are made with agave and almond four. I get them only a few times a year.

Hashimoto’s disease is an Autoimmune disease. I actually had someone send me an email from the middle of America accusing me of having AIDS now because they mistook me saying I had an AI disease with AIDS. Autoimmune diseases kind of reprogram the autoimmune system to attack the body instead of diseases. Hashimoto’s disease attacks the thyroid. If you have one autoimmune disease you may have several. I believe I have three at this point, but I may be developing a fourth.

First I want to say to doctors, please stop categorizing Hashimoto’s disease as a THYROID disease and treating…


Due to the fact I have made zero money writing here and feeling like I am being blocked from being read and seen I am going to remove myself from Medium. I have copied all of these posts and I am putting them up on my own website lauraanntull.com. I worked hard as a kid in public schools back east to get a scholarship to college. I earned a theater degree. I have a masters in performing arts management. But California is more interested in its citizens with money and fame than it is in integrity and talent. I have…


I was invited to see a question and answer with Kenneth Branagh. I watched the film. Then the host came out and they prepared for the Question and Answer session. I stayed. I was sitting next to a couple and a guy who looked a little like Paul from the Monkees but his hair was more salt and pepper.

This was the film “All is True” and it was the life of Shakespeare. Anyone who knows me knows I love the Bard. I keep meaning to challenge myself and sit down and read every play and poem. I have read…


Three people are no longer with us. They took their lives from suicide. But these three people are only one of many. Suicide has become a problem but the answer is not 800 numbers or therapy or pills. It is the realization that we have developed a culture where people do not listen or care about feelings. We assume a survival instinct will kick in and people will be OK. We shame and demoralize people in pain and are neglectful about listening.

I listened to a pod cast today on Democracy now with a psychologist and I have news for…


I have not written here in a long time. I shut down. I have been brutalized so much that I felt what did it matter. My words were not important. I used to blog on Myspace years ago. I think it got me into some trouble because I suspect someone read something I wrote and thought it was about them. It was not but then we live in a world people do not necessarily communicate directly. I think half the worlds problems could be solved if people were willing to listen and were brave enough to be honest.

I have…


I love our society now, not. Do you know that more people are killing themselves then are dying by gun fire? Does anyone talk about it? Do we hear the stories of this person or that person who decided to die and WHY? You see I know a fact. We live in a society that pushes people to die. It is beyond the Pump Up the Volume motivational speech.

You see you can not change who a person is. Therapy does not do that? It does not. It shows your ignorance if you think that Psychology is about making…


I am a page in the world

white and light and crispy

hard edged as a diamond

as pretty as a pearl.

I invite myself to be

well what ever…


My life is over. I do not have a future I can see anymore. But I am sick of the people who did this to me acting like it is my fault. It is like our current President pointing fingers at everyone else but not owning up to his own mistakes.

In 2007 I went to an audition at Chapman University. I did not get cast at first. It was a student film at the graduate level. However often those can lead to a career as they are entered into festivals and are often, at least here in California, well…


I think back on my life and I do not remember Christmas being great. I remember tension and anger. I remember fights.

I remember the Christmas I figured out Santa was a figment of reality. I heard a Speak and Spell. I was nine. It was my father playing with my toy. I was in bed and I could hear the sound of an electronic voice spelling out words. I do not think my parents realized that the games I wanted made me smarter. I actually wanted the Speak and Spell because I was bad at spelling. …


Surprised by the title. David Mamet wrote a play called “Sexual Perversity in Chicago.” My first acting teacher in Los Angeles seemed obsessed with it or Mamet or both. Mamet is a known conservative. At the time I did not know that. I just knew him as a playwright who was respected for his work and revered. The irony of our times is that often conservative viewpoints are offset with rather risque views on sex and relationships.

I remember once running into a law student I knew in San Francisco walking out of a strip club smoking a cigar. He…

Laura Ann Tull

Sag Aftra Actress Poet Vegan Atheist Buddhist Cancer & Autoimmune disease. Filmmaker Editor PHI BETA KAPPA artistichope.com womenlovepeace.com lauraanntull.com

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