Our culture isn't great at handling illness.

From crowded hospitals to HR policies that aren't great at handling chronic illness to people who insist disability is only 'real' when it's visible, it can be tricky moving through the world as a person struggling with their health. If that's the boat you find yourself in, I hope you'll find some solace, recognition, and support in the collection of blog posts, interviews, essays, and articles below from people navigating chronic and acute illness (and their families), just like you. 

illness (ACUTE & CHRONIC)

http://www.elle.com/life-love/a35930/chronically-ill-afraid-lazy/

https://www.buzzfeed.com/laraparker/what-its-like-to-get-diagnosed-with-a-chronic-illness

http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/cover_story/2015/12/we_need_to_reject_the_false_narratives_around_anorexia.html

http://fourthhour.com/conversations-with-her/2015/anna-karina-tabunar

https://health.usnews.com/wellness/health-buzz/articles/2017-11-20/one-fifth-of-cancer-patients-found-to-have-ptsd-study-says?src=usn_fb

http://journal.esmewang.com/to-the-man-my-husband-bumped-into-at-whole-foods/

Women's health

https://www.buzzfeed.com/laraparker/this-is-the-story-of-what-its-like-to-date-when-you-cant?utm_term=.so3lLw51Q#.nibRApKxr

http://www.paperdarts.org/literary-magazine/2016/1/14/20-tips-for-your-first-abortion

https://femsplain.com/the-smallest-pussy-in-the-world-59a5b56bb869

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/news/a52068/on-going-off-your-depression-meds-for-pregnancy/

http://kristywicks.com/infertility-invitro-journey/

Caregiving

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/still-kathryn-1.3826468