Author: Adriane Tillman

Adriane Tillman

Coming to Terms with My Disability

My husband often pushes me home in my son’s stroller because I have enough energy to get to the playground but not enough to get home. There are so many types of disabilities and so many ways to address them, and the disability rights’ activists of the 70s taught the world – and myself –

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Marcie Zinn sitting at a computer, pointing something out to a colleague.

Marcie Zinn was a Force for ME

We are deeply saddened by the sudden death of Marcie Zinn, PhD, who was a dedicated researcher, advocate and person with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Marcie died of sudden heart failure on Dec. 28, 2019.    Marcie and her husband, Mark, founded the Neurocognitive Research Institute (NCRI), a non-profit that specializes in 3D-mapping of the brain to

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#MEAction Volunteer-of-the-Month: She’s been Fighting for Change for Four Decades

This month, #MEAction is honored to nominate Wilhelmina Jenkins as our Volunteer-of-the-Month. Wilhelmina has been fighting for recognition and progress for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) for nearly four decades since she suddenly became ill in 1983. She brings a wealth of knowledge, wisdom and fortitude to our community, and we are incredibly grateful for her perseverance

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#MEAction Welcomes our Social Media Ambassador from South Africa

We are excited to announce our newest Social Media Ambassador, Clarinda Viviers, from South Africa! A social media ambassador is a volunteer who is knowledgeable, an enthusiastic supporter of the ME community and #MEAction, and has a strong social media presence. Each ambassador amplifies #MEAction’s social media efforts and share news with #MEAction’s social media

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Netflix’s “Afflicted” Cast Sues for Defamation

Four cast members of the Netflix series, Afflicted, have filed a lawsuit against Netflix and Doc Shop producers for defamation for portraying them as ‘hypochondriacs and/or malingerers.” The lawsuit indicates that the Doc Shop producers lied to the Afflicted participants “because the series was not a documentary in any sense of the word, but a

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Why the Fight is Personal

I am so honored to work with the #MEAction community on a daily basis. Our organization is fighting hard everyday to communicate the truth about myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) – to shout it out loud and clear – to the world. My role as the #MEAction Editor & Communications Manager is to support, guide and spearhead

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Denmark: MPs will Vote whether to Recognise ME as WHO-defined disease!  

This past Tuesday, March 12, Danish Health MPs unanimously agreed on a declaration that will recognise myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) as a distinct disease, remove it from the “functional somatic syndromes” category, and promote the World Health Organization (WHO) diagnostic codes for ME. Parliament will vote on the declaration this Thursday, March 14th. The vote is

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Advocate for ME on the Hill! Only One Week left to Register!

You still have one week left to register for Advocacy Day 2019 in Washington, DC! You may be trying to decide whether or not you should come (and, please, put your health first) or send a loved one in your place, so we thought we would ask some people who have attended about their perspective on Advocacy

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Amy Carlson – an Ally to the ME Community

Listen to the article:   Allies are critical to the success of any movement and even more so in the case of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). So many people with ME are bedridden or housebound and unable to participate in some advocacy and activist actions. While we at #MEAction work hard to make advocacy

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