Archive for category: Chronic Illness
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As a person with an autoimmune disorder, you know what makes me angriest about COVID-19? The fact that the same accommodations society is making to contain the pandemic are the ones it refused to make for me all along.
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Plus: when do you have to disclose your disability at work?
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As a person with severe asthma, coronavirus scares the hell out of me... not least because I have no control over the precautions other people are (or aren't) taking.
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When my mother's health declined, I used the skills I had learned from my own chronic illness and the empathy I learned from her to be there for her.
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What do Jameela Jamil, Selma Blair, Serena Gomez, Michael J. Fox, and Lena Dunham have in common? A chronic illness they're not ashamed of.
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Inspired by her own chronic pain, Kansas City artist Courtney Lane takes the locks of fellow spoonies and uses it to make incredibly intricate works of Victorian hair art.
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Perhaps even more than in other professions, artists need compassion, community, and self-care to navigate the complexities of chronic illness.
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After going public with her own herpes diagnosis, educator Emily L. Depasse wants every person with an STI to know that a healthy love life is still within their grasp.
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I've immersed myself in a new language three times out of love for my husband, but Parkinson's has been the most challenging.
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After my own lung transplant, I'm here to tell you it's okay to be both angry at the universe and grateful for the life you have left.
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For years, I pushed past the limits of my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. My health and friendships suffered. Setting boundaries was the key to getting both back.
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When you're facing a lifetime of illness, sometimes, you've got to glamorize what you're going through not to feel stuck in the sick life.
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