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
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).
She Was a Specialty Food Shop Owner Before She got Diagnosed. Now She’s Writing a Cookbook for Others with ME.
Join #MEAction as we chat with Rachel Riggs to discuss her forthcoming cookbook, Clean Eating Foodist, whose recipes are designed for food-sensitive people with ME such as herself.
We’re thrilled to announce the winners of our postcard design contest for our second annual Postcards to Doctors campaign! We received over 100 submissions from 40 people by the October 5th deadline. We were so impressed by the beauty, cleverness, and skill on display in these wonderful pieces. It was no small feat to choose just
#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. #MEAction would like to
#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 will use the same model
Anil van der Zee, 38, is a former professional ballet dancer in Amsterdam. In 2007, he contracted a viral infection, Cytomegalovirus, and never fully recovered. A few years later he was diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). He describes his transition from being a strong, vibrant dancer to a
There is one more screening of Unrest at the CPH:DOX film festival on March 24th, and then Unrest heads to the RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem on March 31st. Unrest made its international and European premiere in Copenhagen, Denmark at CPH:DOX, one of the leading festivals for documentary film in the world, on March 17.
Recently, #MEAction sat down with Julie Rehmeyer to discuss her new book Through the Shadowlands, her op-ed in the New York Times with David Tuller, and next steps. What made you embark on a project like Through the Shadowlands? I’m a writer, and it was a big experience I was going through, having ME. It