Of Mice and Men: When Research Excludes Female Rodents, Human Women Lose

The scientific implications of excluding female animals from scientific and biomedical research are astounding.

Creative Friction: For Francesca Lia Block, Writing is Healing

Francesca Lia Block’s new book The Thorn Necklace: Healing Through Writing and The Creative Process, weaves memoir with lessons on the craft of writing to create a unique and visceral guide to creativity. Read more »

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 »

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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 »