Mask: Sick Woman Theory

You already know of my experience with an ever-growing list of illnesses. I grok this so hard. “There are two failures here, though. The first is her reliance on a “public” – which requires a private, a binary between visible and invisible space. This meant that whatever takes place in private is not political. So, […]

Watch “Endometriosis” on YouTube

This is a fantastic visual of what’s going on inside the body when endo and PCOS strike. They go over some treatments as well. Right now I’m in line to have some of my nerves cut because of the pain. I’ve thankfully avoided having a hysterectomy so far. The doctors never told me why but […]

Yesterday I Ran Out of Spoons

*That photo isn’t dancing; it’s cringing in pain in various positions, screaming out, “God, why!” **Run screaming now if you’re squeamish or don’t care about chronic conditions and pain. And this is why. Here’s everything you never wanted to know about my conditions: 1. Endometriosis: Except giving birth was relatively easy (even though they ended […]

How I Managed Not To Kill Myself | Postmodern Woman

Other than the simplified assumptions about womanhood, God yes. I still struggle with the knowledge that I can’t just do what everyone else does. And only being validated in my terrible experiences by undergoing the knife. And even then not having people understand this and other conditions that sap my strength, my energy, my brain, […]