Shining Light: Sini Anderson is Fighting for Late-Stage Lyme Patients

We’re too young to be this ill, and there are too many unanswered questions.

Abby Norman on Endometriosis, Healthcare, and the Legacy of Female “Hysteria”

We want there to be these tidy endings, but that isn’t the reality of living with a chronic illness. Read more »

The Endo Look: Body Positivity Needs to Tackle Chronic Illness

Like relationships we have with other people, the relationship we have with our bodies is not as polarized as all love or all hate. Read more »

Our Bodies, Our Hells: Why Isn’t Pain a Feminist Issue?

Just about everyone has a Tired Girl in their family, even if they don’t yet know it. Read more »

No Rest for the (Already) Tired: Feminism Must Center Chronically Ill Women

To outsiders, and sometimes to fellow feminists, we’re simply invisible. Read more »

Popaganda: Women and Pain

This episode investigates patterns of both healthcare professionals and society at large dismissing, demeaning, and disbelieving women’s pain.  Read more »

The Mortal Ones: How Young Women Navigate Serious Illnesses

What comes to mind when we think about people with serious illnesses? Read more »

Trauma Club: The Chronic Popularity of Illness Lit

Cure, remission, and rehabilitation provide the happy ending and death the sad one. Read more »

Influx of Illness: Will Chronic-Illness Patients Get Their #MeToo Movement?

Much like sexual-violence survivors, chronic-illness patients also have whisper networks. Read more »

Sick Women: How Women Took Control of Chronic Illness Narratives

After decades of erasure, the tide is turning. Read more »

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