chronic illness

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 »

It’s All In Your Head: The Dangers of Disbelieving Female Pain

Female pain exists in a crossroad of stigma, disbelief, and misogyny. Read more »

A Displaced Body: “Sick” and the Elusive Search for Wellness

I continue to be poor. I continue to be sick. The system keeps me that way. Read more »

Performance of a Lifetime: On Invisible Illness, Gender, and Disbelief

There’s little room for a patient’s subjective experience in a medical system organized around quantifiable results. Read more »

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