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Category Archives: Arts & Letters

Postcards to Doctors Featured Artist: Emily Lawton

We are so excited that the Postcards to Doctors Initiative sent more than 6,000 postcards to physicians across the United States! We’d like to take this opportunity to recognize one of #MEAction’s Postcards to Doctors amazing artists, Emily Lawton. After she was diagnosed with ME at the age of fifteen, ...

Musician with ME Releases Album, ‘The Canary Collective’

#MEAction sat down for an interview to catch up with songwriter and ME activist Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm, who in 2017 inspired MEAction to launch a virtual art and music concert called BedFest to showcase the artistic talent of the ME community, and also to explore the experience of having ME through ...

Celebrating Postcards to Doctors: Final Report

We're incredibly pleased to announce that we not only met but exceeded our initial goal of sending 6,000 postcards out into the world! And we could not have done it without you. As always, I am bowled over by our community's drive to fight for change. Check out our infographic ...

Host a Postcards to Doctors party this holiday season!

Host a Postcards to Doctors party this holiday season! And announcing: #MEAction's first Pinterest boards! Together, the #MEAction community has made the Postcards to Doctors initiative an incredible success: there have been approximately 5,500 requests for postcards to doctors across 43 states! We are so thankful to see people across ...

Postcards to Doctors Featured Artist: Lia Pas

#MEAction’s Postcards to Doctors initiative has continued to be an incredible success! Thanks to the hard work of the #MEAction community we have sent postcards to nearly 6,000 clinicians across the United States. We could not have done this without the invaluable contributions from the artists who designed our postcards ...

Postcards to Doctors returns!

Great news!  Postcards to Doctors has relaunched as of today, October 1!  You can now request new postcards and addresses here.  If you requested postcards or addresses during the month of September, we've resumed generating addresses and sending postcards as of today, and you should receive yours within the next ...
Individuals who were lied to and misrepresented by Netflix’s Afflicted include (left to right): Jake, Pilar, Jamison, Jake & Bekah, Jill & Janine

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 ...

Announcing the Art Picks for Postcards to Doctors

#MEAction is launching an initiative that will allow you to help educate your local clinicians, called Postcards to Doctors! Postcards to Doctors will work a lot like Postcards to Voters. The Postcards to Voters campaign leveraged handwritten postcards to individuals in order to encourage them to vote.  Postcards to Doctors ...

Aid Without Asking: How to Support Someone with ME

The love of my life battles ME/CFS. It’s a disease that my father has also struggled with since I was a boy, so it’s one I know well. I knew life wasn’t going to be simple when we met, but I dove in head-first anyway.  I can’t say it’s been ...

Photographer Seeking Bay Area Subjects to Tell Story of ME

A Bay area-based photographer is seeking people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) who are willing to share their stories and to be photographed for his new awareness raising initiative.  Photographer Mark Tuschman's work can be seen on his website, his book project on the lack of human rights for women and girls and ...