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Category Archives: Arts & Letters

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 ...

Are You a Young Person Affected by ME? How do you Visualize Health Equity? Join a National Contest

The U.S. National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is holding a contest for young people (ages 5 to 26) to submit art, music, writing, videos, dance, etc. related to social determinants of health equity. This is an excellent opportunity for youth with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) - and their friends and siblings - ...

Community Roundup – End-Of-Year, 2018

As always, our community continues to amaze us with its tenacity, creativity, intellect, hard work and generosity. Enjoy a round-up of some of the community happenings these past few months where people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) around the world continue to fight for recognition, treatment, care and dignity. Austria Austrian ...

A Poet Contextualizes Our Struggle

Poet and artist, Christiana Baltais, writes about moving the mountains of stigma that harm people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) in this poignant poem. She asked that we share her poem to encourage our community and beyond - people with ME, friends, family and allies - to donate to our cause ...