health

Tender Judging Care : #TransCrowdFund and the Politics of Desire

Even before the GoFundMe boom, there was an element of desirability politics in healthcare.

Numbers Game: Pro-Ana, Incels, and the Incessant Policing of Women’s Bodies

For incels and pro-ana alike, conforming to beauty standards is the only path to happiness and success. Read more »

Bravado and Branding: Instagrammable Startups Can’t Save Trans Healthcare

We can’t rely on the economy of influencers to solve a healthcare disparity. Read more »

Can Pregnant People Take the COVID Vaccine? Nobody Knows.

Pregnant women are simply presumed to be unfit for trials, when in fact, they should be presumed to be integral. Read more »

The Cautious Gene: Genetic Testing Inherits a Legacy of Distrust

The complexity of working with and understanding DNA is steeped in institutional racism and the historical mistreatment of people of color by the medical community. Read more »

Our Healthcare System Is Completely Unprepared for Long COVID

How will our healthcare system accommodate an influx of post-viral symptoms weeks, months, and even years after the pandemic is under control? Read more »

Out of Network: What’s Really Behind “Health-Sharing” Ministries?

The pandemic has underscored how one person’s “faith” can be weaponized against others to worsen an already shared precarity. Read more »

Colleges Are Fumbling Their Response to Coronavirus—Again

It didn’t have to be this way, but this is what happens when colleges are more concerned with sports, the money they get from dormitories, or the ability to charge facility fees than they are with the health of their students and their professors.  Read more »

World on Fire: Environmental Racism and COVID-19 Are a Deadly Combination

Ultimately, the only cure for environmental racism is to entirely dismantle the structures that allow it to fester. Read more »

Collective Softening: Jenara Nerenberg Seeks to Empower Neurodivergent Women

A flawed medical system leaves women with neurological differences, such as ADHD and autism, overlooked and misunderstood. Read more »

Continental Grift: Wellness and the Western Consumption of India

A cultural obsession with Indian-centered wellness also comes from a place that acknowledges that everyone, sick or not, is in some way fundamentally broken. Read more »

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Critical Conditions: For Trans Individuals, Seeking Medical Care Can Be a Minefield

When trans individuals encounter the medical system, they're often met with discrimination and misunderstanding. Read more »