Courtney Lund O'Neil Courtney Lund O'Neil is completing her Ph.D. in English at Oklahoma State University. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, Washington Post, Harper's Bazaar, The Normal School, Chicago Tribune, and elsewhere. She is currently completing a literary memoir about motherhood, trauma, and disability. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.