Advocacy and Acrimony in the ME/CFS Community

Advocacy and Acrimony in the ME/CFS Community

I've never disagreed with anyone on the fact that our illness needs more research funding and more treatments. These basic needs will never be disagreed upon within the community, and it is especially important to remind ourselves of that when things get heated.

How to Ruin a Mattress . . . And Other Things I’m Good At

How to Ruin a Mattress . . . And Other Things I’m Good At

How exactly does one ruin a mattress? The obvious guess might be to have lots and lots and LOTS of sex. And as fun as that would be, I'm not convinced it would actually ruin a mattress. Maybe just make it, I don't know, more springy? Of course you could just jump up and down [...]

In an Emergency, Disabled People Are on Their Own

In an Emergency, Disabled People Are on Their Own

Each fall, for the last few years, I've lived on edge, hoping a major wildfire doesn't strike where I live and force me to choose between the lesser of two evils--stay and risk dying in my home or evacuate and risk making myself sicker and getting injured.