#MEAction is once again excited to announce our Severe ME Artists Project 2022 that will feature work from those within the severe ME community and will be in recognition of Severe ME Day on August 8th! This project will be an opportunity for those with severe ME to showcase their art work (whether it be
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After taking #MEAction’s photography workshop with photographer Lucia Doynel for #MillionsMissing, Terra Dumont produced these stunning photos as a glimpse into her life as someone living with ME/CFS. Terra spread this experience over 7 days, focusing on a different theme each day. See her wonderful work and accompanying commentary below. Click on any of the
RETURN TO PART 1 OF THIS SERIES HERE ME/CFS ON THE ITALIAN TV SCREEN: A VIRTUOUS MODEL by Giada Da Ros Through sundry television spaces (news, fiction, talk shows), the ME/CFS community challenged existing political, medical, and philosophical approaches to the illness (and to maladies in general). The community sought to re-appropriate the discourse, fight
RETURN TO PART 1 OF THIS SERIES HERE “THAT’S WHY THEY DON’T BELIEVE YOU, YOU DON’T LOOK SICK!”: FICTIONAL REPRESENTATIONS OF ME/CFS by Giada Da Ros Sociologists emphasize the importance of social and cultural representation of social and cultural representation of chronic and emerging disease, both for individual and collective behavior. “(T)he fact that people
“Madeline” is a woman who has been suffering with a post viral syndrome for 40 years which includes Severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and fibromyalgia. Madeline lives in British Columbia, Canada and she urgently needs your help. There is a need to seek alternative medical treatments due to the lack of coverage for treatments within the
ME/CFS IN EARLY TV DISCOURSE: QUESTIONING GOVERNMENTAL POLICIES AND CHALLENGING THE CONCEPTIONS OF DISEASE AND MEDICINE by Giada Da Ros As patients who suffer from it well know, myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a life-altering, debilitating, chronic, systemic disease that frequently and dramatically limits the activities of affected patients (Open Medicine Foundation).
Do you ever wonder where your money goes when donating to your favorite charity? We certainly do! Why? Because we want to make sure that every gift we receive generates the greatest impact in our collective fight for research, medical education, and public recognition of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. This is why we wanted to
#MEAction is excited to share new pieces of work from the Writing From Our ME Lives writing group. Click on the buttons below to view their writing! Hope you enjoy their work. If you are interested in joining the next Writing From Our ME Lives meeting, they meet on every Thursday at 11am PST. Check
Activism comes in many forms, and #MEAction recognizes the significant role that art can play, not only as healing and cathartic expression, but as a powerful tool to move hearts and drive change. The ME community is host to talented artists all over the world, and we wanted to celebrate their gifts by hosting a
#MEAction is excited to share more work from the Writing from our ME Lives writing group!