Stories About

migraines

It’s Amazing How Validated I Feel When TV Gets Chronic Illness Right

A recent GLOW episode finally showed me what a respectful media portrayal of migraines looks like, and I felt seen.

What Migraines Taught Me About Being An Honest Parent

At first, afraid to scare him with my pain, I tried to hide my migraines from my son. But soon, my good intentions began to feel more like good ol' fashioned lies.

Migraines Are No Laughing Matter

Hollywood has conditioned us to view having a headache as a lame excuse. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Helping My Son Escape The Migraine Curse

I often wonder how my childhood would have turned out if I'd better understood my migraines. Through my son, I can find out.

Hands As Big As Pillows, And Other Weird Migraine Symptoms

Aphasia, hallucinations, and synesthesia are all proof that there's more to a migraine than just a bad headache.

Why I Lied To Friends About My Chronic Pain

When you lie about something like migraines out of shame, the lies keep stacking up until you've got a tower of them, ready to topple.

How Chronic Illness Helped Me Perfect My Craft

By writing poetry about the migraines that have afflicted me since my twenties, I gained a mastery over my craft I might otherwise never have found.

How My Chronic Illness Taught My Four-Year-Old Son Empathy

I never thought anything good could come out of my migraines. Then I had a son, and they became a tool to teach him life's most valuable skill.

Moleskines & Memory

After a stroke at 33 left her with amnesia, Christine Hyung-Oak Lee turned to journals to make sense of her present, her future, and her past.

My Life As A Migraineur

A life filled with chronic migraines is a trial by fire. You come out the other end with strength you didn't even know you had.