Graphics, photos, videos and cartoons are visual aids that greatly helps our reaching out outside our community for advocacy purposes. One illustration I keep on returning to is this one by @ballard, with many many thanks. My health authority held a public engagement event on buiding a patient and family policy. I haven't attended anything in the last year but I felt imporant to attend and have a voice into how I want to be cared for. I made copies of this illustration which i shared with the moderators, and discussed the hierarchy of diseases, how ME and FM are left behind, underfunded, how their supposedly super specialized care was everything but care, more like processing of patients and group therapy. I told them that patients deserve the same access to competent medical care as cancer patients, the same access to imaging and specialized testing, and that 100,000 patients with ME and FM in British Columbia deserved the very best care possible, including those who cannot get out of their home or their beds. As expected I will be hunkering down as I am definitely feeling the PEM from this outing of mine, but I hope that my voice has been heard. I want to thank you @ballard for illustrating how I feel every day and for sharing your art for change. Her other work can be seen (and used, as the website permits it) here: www.cfsgraphics.com I would love this thread to be used to exchange illustrations and links that people refer to and use for their advocacy work.