Juliet Chenery-Robson is a freelance photo-journalist and editor in the UK. She had to put aside her career and become a full time caretaker when her daughter developed ME at age 13.
Robson has spent the past 10 years raising awareness for ME. She describes an all too familiar experience with doctors:
[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”#E7453A” class=”” size=””]Instead of taking it seriously and demanding more research, they try to airbrush it out of existence with antidepressants and talking therapies in the hope it will disappear like a puff of smoke. For most – those who’ve been ill for years and are not getting better – it won’t.[/pullquote] Out of these harrowing experiences, Chenery-Robson has created this stunning photo series on ME.
#MillionsMissing 2023: Scotland calls for healthcare education
This year, #MEAction Scotland’s #MillionsMissing campaign focussed on raising awareness of the reality of living with ME and called for education and training for healthcare professionals to improve support for people with ME across Scotland. Ahead of ME Awareness week, we put out a call, alongside #MEAction UK, to ask members of the ME community
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I’m so sorry, Juliet for your daughters illness. You beautiful photographs say more than words ever could.
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