If you’re new to myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), commonly referred to as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), we’re here to tell you that you are not alone. There are millions of others like you. At #MEAction, our mission is to advocate for people with ME to raise awareness, educate, and fight for better access, better treatments, and ultimately a cure. Whether you’re new to this disease or you’ve been living with it for decades, there’s something here for you.
Steven Molony is an actor, writer, and filmmaker who makes all of #MEAction’s videos in addition to supplying voiceover. He is an ally to people with myalgic encephalomyelitis, Long COVID, and other chronic illnesses.
Jaime Seltzer is #MEAction’s director of scientific and medical outreach and she does research for Stanford University on ME and other complex chronic diseases. She is a person living with ME, and ME runs in her family with both her mother and sister affected.
We’ll be interviewing some of the most influential voices in ME/CFS and Long COVID, discussing books and articles on complex chronic disease, having candid chats about life with ME, #MillionsMissing and what it means to #StopRestPace, disability activism and advocacy, art and music from disabled artists you love, and so much more.
If you’re looking for an outlet on the road of chronic illness, you’ve come to the right place. This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Audible, or wherever you prefer to listen to podcasts. If you like what you hear, please leave us a rating and a review as this will help to extend our reach. Thank you, as always, for your support!
Episode 8: Cynthia Adinig
Cynthia Adinig is a marketing specialist turned Long COVID advocate. She is the co-founder of BIPOC Equity Agency which is a diversity, equity, and inclusion agency with a focus on healthcare, policy, and research. She is a board member of SolveME, and a steering member of the Long COVID Alliance. She has testified on Capitol Hill on Long COVID and racism, and has been featured in TIME, The Washington Post, USA Today, and NBC News among others. Cynthia discusses her journey with Long COVID, her life in advocacy, and the work she’s doing with BIPOC Equity Agency.
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