chronic illness

Where are all my autoimmunies and chronic illness survivors out there? I wrote this for you. (Photo by Yanapi Senaud on Unsplash)

12 Very Real Things I Learned About Chronic Illness

Like a lot of people with chronic illness or autoimmune/autoinflammatory disorders, I went through a dead-end labyrinth to get my diagnosis. Read...
Lisa Marie Basile of Luna Luna Magazine    |   02.2.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
Chronic illness and fatness can interact in ways that exacerbate both the ableism and fatphobia we experience.

What Your Sick, Fat Friend Wants You To Know 

As a sick person, sometimes even well-meaning people say and do things that are frustrating. Here's what your sick fat friend wants you to know. Read...
Katie Tastrom    |   01.23.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
You might not understand but exercise is my way of controlling my chronic illness.

Exercise Is My Way Of Controlling My Chronic Illness

Exercise is empowering for me as a disabled person, which is why I persevere. Exercise is my way of controlling my chronic illness. Read...
Amy Mackelden    |   11.9.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
It’s taken me much longer to figure out how to simply eat in a way that feels right in my body, and to accept my body for what it is — broken, fat, and mine.

On Learning To Accept My Chronically Ill Body

My only regret is that I wasted nearly 40 years trying to bend my chronically ill body to an imaginary idea of perfection. Read...
Jody Allard of Role Reboot    |   10.27.17   |   SHARE
Bodies

The Worst Side Effect Of Bipolar Disorder Is The Shame

I wasn’t thankful. I was too negative. I wasn’t doing enough. When I found out my mood swings weren't my fault, that I had bipolar disorder, I cried. Read...
Anonymous    |   10.6.17   |   SHARE
Minds
 There’s a reason I turn to Friends when I get depressed. Ok, I lied, there are several reasons.

I Turn To The TV Show Friends When I'm Depressed 

There’s a reason I turn to Friends when I get depressed. Ok, I lied, there are several reasons. Read...
Karis Rogerson    |   10.2.17   |   SHARE
Minds

I've Never Met The Nurse Who Saved My Life

The grief, pain, and misery of an illness lying in wait unsettles me — and yet, I must fight to sustain a life caught between existence and incessant Read...
Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio    |   09.26.17   |   SHARE
Long Reads
If I don’t treat my depression as a real thing, how can I expect anyone else to?

On Chronic Mental Illness And Hospitalization 

Hospitalizations make me realize my own shortcomings when it comes to placing mental illness on the same plane as physical illness Read...
Karis Rogerson    |   08.21.17   |   SHARE
Minds