health

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 »

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 »

The 12th Step: Leslie Jamison is Reinventing the Addiction Memoir

The Recovering works like an AA meeting where people are sharing their stories in the hopes that others will identify with them. Read more »

Carrying the Future: There’s No Birth Control in Future Dystopias

What Happened To Monday is the latest example of this tired trope. Read more »

Four Solaces: Reflections on Hope, Change, and Reproductive Justice

Finding sources of safety and joy are crucial for our communities and ourselves as we continue to survive and endure. Read more »

Abuelita Knows Best: La Loba Loca offers an alternative to Westernized reproductive-health knowledge

La Loba Loca is dedicated to preserving and sharing “abuelita knowledge” as a political and social practice. 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 »