Archive for category: Chronic Pain
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While my gynecologists dismissed my experience, I spent years looking for relief from my constant irritation and pain.
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Just like the tidal zone, there is a space between healthy and sick, and I am finally learning to be happy living here.
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As a person with lupus, I realized I needed to support BIPOC the same way I want the world to support me.
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As a teenager with scoliosis, I was so terrified of surgery I spent years living in a brace. But my worst fear was the thing that eventually helped me learn to love my body.
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As a teenager experiencing painful periods, I was afraid of the stigma of going to Planned Parenthood. But doing so saved me from years of pain and shame.
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A professor who didn't believe her chronic pain put Gigi Robinson on a path to working with brands like Tommy Hilfiger to empower more people living with invisible illnesses like her.
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After learning to live with her psoriatic arthritis, television personality and entrepreneur Nitika Chopra has one simple message about chronic illness.
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Living with chronic migraines, I was always trying to keep pace with the outside world. But now, as the world does the same, I realize that it's okay to stay home to stay healthy.
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“The bourgeoisie will remember my carbuncles until their dying day," Karl Marx once wrote. 150 years later, it's time to think about them again.
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Ulcerative colitis may be incurable, but the same is not true of racism. That's why I fight.
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I was in my 30s when I got new knees, but I needed them long before that. Here's what I learned.
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