Blog entries by Michelle

There is a slogan that pops up in feminist discourse from time to time: sexism hurts men too. And while I don’t know that it’s an argument most...
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ME/CFS Awareness Day: "This is not a day to arouse your pity. Its to arouse your outrage, anxiety, and agitation." The most depressing moment...
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I wish Simon Wessely was right. I wish this illness really was just psychologically perpetuated. I wish that the more I pushed myself Monday to...
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(Cross-posted at Behind the Surface) Since my boyfriend, A., arrived a week and a half ago, I have awakened each morning to his succinct report...
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A year ago I tried examining the question of why ME/CFS patients have been so unable to advocate for themselves effectively, particularly in the...
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I woke up Tuesday with a sticky despondency I have not felt in a very long time. It was early -- that is, in Michelle-world, 1 pm -- as I had an...
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The word fuck never crossed my lips until I got sick. Until I got vertigo, to be exact. I had just started my first grown-up (i.e. non academic)...
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Cross-posted at Behind the surface Anne Shirley has been a kindred spirit ever since I first watched the Kevin Sullivan production of the...
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