health

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 »

In Sickness

Our commitment to highlighting and hiring people with chronic illnesses won’t end after this series does. 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 »

Radical Black Care Is the Revolution

Black women’s salvation depends on collectively agreeing that we are human, that our care is essential to our freedom. Read more »

Popaganda: Life in Late Capitalism

“Late capitalism” is a phrase that was first used by Marxist theorists at the turn of the 20th century. Over that time, it’s been used in different ways by different people, but right now, it’s popping up all over as a both funny and cutting term to describe the absurdity and lack of dignity that... Read more »

Hold the Line: What Do Pre-Existing Conditions and Disability Activism Mean Under Trump?

Many politicians see disability as a personal problem to be overcome only by those with diagnoses. Read more »

The Pleasure Dome: Weed On, Weed Off

[L]ike almost all substances or experiences associated with pleasure, weed can be used in ways that help or harm people and relationships. 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 »