The #MillionsMissing protest gained worldwide attention in the form of national and local press, including an excellent piece by Rivka Solomon that was first picked up by STAT, a national publication, and then by Business Insider and The Week. London’s protest was covered by The Evening Standard; and several local radio programs, including BBC Bristol, interviewed protesters around the world. Newsmaker picked up the protest in Melbourne.
It’s not too late to help get the #MillionsMissing idea out into the world. Media outlets are often willing to publish more personal stories and op eds because they have a more universal appeal than articles about the day of protest itself. Consider writing a piece that puts a human face on the illness, while still discussing the #MillionsMissing protest movement as part of your narrative.
Take a look at the articles below for where #MillionsMissing was covered, and if you have additional articles, be sure to mention them in the comments below! If there are announcements for the protest to come in Northern Ireland or Norway, let us know and we will post them here and on the #MillionsMissing press page under news coverage.
Tethered to my bed, I’m still fighting the stigma around “chronic fatigue”, STAT, a national publication of Boston Globe Media
Also picked up by The Week, entitled, I got mono in college. Decades later, I still haven’t recovered.
Also picked up by Business Insider, entitled, A disease that causes debilitating exhaustion affects more than a million Americans, and no one’s addressing it
Chronic Fatigue Patients Take to the Streets: Global protest highlights demands for more research, physician education, MedPage Today
The Pacifica Evening News, KFPA Radio, San Francisco Bay Area
Broadbent: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome victims, 2.1 million in U.S., need your help, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Bay Area
Disabled Former Teacher Campaigns for Disease Research JD News, (Jacksonville, NC)
#MillionsMissing Protest: Highlighting an Illness Whose Toll is Unseen, Our Bodies Ourselves
Will You Take My Disease Seriously Now?, The Valley Advocate (Boston, MA area)
#MillionsMissing: Sea of empty shoes left outside Department of Health in global ME protest, The Evening Standard, London
“The truth about living with M.E.- 3 women’s stories,” BBC Bristol
Elderly ME sufferer from Clayhall to raise awareness of devastating effects of illness through a virtual protest, The Guardian
Melbournians Join Global Protest #MillionsMissing Melbourne, Newsmaker
#MillionsMissing – Ein Hashtag, der den Unsichtbaren ein Gesicht gibt, Huffington Post, Germany