Lena Dunham Cannot Speak For All Women With Chronic Illness
The “Girls” creator seems incapable of being part of a collective movement without trying to be its face.
Lena Dunham Cannot Speak For All Women With Chronic Illness syndicated from https://thisfitlifestyle.wordpress.com/
Lala Jackson is a chronic health author, speaker, and advocate. She is the author of the internationally best-selling Beyond Powerful: Your Chronic Illness is Not Your Kryptonite, which delves into the superpowers gained from a life with chronic illness. At the age of 10, Lala was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease type 1 diabetes. She immediately jumped into […]
Hi Spoonies, For a long time, I’ve noticed there are many outlets for writers with chronic illness but comparatively few for artists with chronic illness. I decided to create these “Spoonie Guest Artist” posts, featuring some of the super-talented visual and multimedia artists I’ve met since I started blogging. I found Alexandra on Instagram (she’s […]
When others speak harsh and rude words, we take note. Do we realize that our words may come across to others as just as harsh and rude? While we endure and move through the years of trauma and chronic illness we have important choices to make. My favorite (and my most difficult) is to see […]
I’ve always like songs with good lyrics. I remember going to French High School and students would sing English songs without any idea what they were saying. Unfortunately, at the time there was a rape song with a catchy toon and everyone kept signing out loud without realizing what they were saying. It made my […]
First lets define chronic illness. Chronic illness is defined as a chronic disease lasting more then three months. They cannot be prevented with vaccine or cured with medications and the will not “just go away.” And don’t forget from my invisible illness post that 96% of chronic illness are invisible. So what are some types […]
EBV the Epstein-Barr Virus. This little gem is thought to be the not only the assailant but the cause of many chronic illnesses including fibromyalgia. Our first thought goes to the “kissing disease.” Mono or mononucleosis is a virus many individuals get in their early teens. According to Anthony William, a contributor to the Goop, there are basically […]
“I refuse to say ‘I’m fine’ when I’m not,” I said, peering steadily into the eyes of a woman who had asked me how I cope with late effects of cancer treatment. I continued, “People generally don’t want to hear how I really am, so I say, ‘I’m hanging in there’ or ‘I haven’t given […]
Chronic Illness Often times people will tell us folks with chronic illness, there is “always a silver lining” as a means to provide us with comfort. I can tell you that I used to want to tell those people to take a flippin hike because literally you have NO idea people! They wanted me to […]
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