Last October, I released the short documentary The Last Great Medical Cover Up to a widely receptive audience. Now, I am looking to alter and expand the film in time to promote Round 2 of the groundbreaking #MillionsMissing movement. And I need your help to make this new and improved version a reality. Individuals living
Forgotten Plague, a documentary that a journalist at The Huffington Post called “a must-see documentary” is now available through ordering a DVD or streaming through Amazon Prime. Much of the documentary’s quest is to educate people on ME/CFS, especially those in the medical and health fields. Getting the film in front of those who need
On June 27, Jennifer Brea, #MEAction co-founder, filmmaker, TED Fellow, readied herself to speak in Banff, Canada at TEDSummit 2016. The process of preparing can be described as grueling for anyone, much less for someone with ME: Brea had spent weeks writing and fact-checking the talk with a committee from TED, and now had to keep her focus
Patient Voice – a special place online for members of our community to share their stories, art poetry, photography and music. We highlight the strength, joy, humor and beauty that can be found in a life changed by ME/CFS. Our goal is to lift your voice a little higher and help your story be heard loud and clear. Topic for June/July : “Tell us about a time when someone showed you unexpected kindness and it had a positive impact on you as you manage your chronic illness” Make Your Submission!
This month, Valerie Free’s new book, Lighting Up a Hidden World: CFS and ME will be released to the public. In 1990, Valerie Free was a vibrant, thirty-year-old woman: a court stenographer, wife, and mother. In July of that year, she came down with a sudden, flu-like illness and after months of unrelenting and bizarre
“Simply by spurring a conversation across the community, I see this as a win.”
#MEAction is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 #MillionsMissing Poetry Contest. We were astounded by the number of submissions we received and we would like to thank everyone who produced such incredible work! We hope that this will become an annual tradition and that even more people will participate in the future. With
#MillionsMissingBergen is a virtual demonstration to highlight the thousands of Norwegians sick and missing from society, and millions all over the globe. The #MillionsMissing protest in Norway has grown! Protesters will be displaying shoes from 2pm-4pm in central Bergen (Festplassen), after which the shoes will be moved to be an art installation at Gallery 3,14.
The #MillionsMissing protest gained worldwide attention in the form of national and local press, including an excellent piece by Rivka Solomon that was first picked up by STAT, a national publication, and then by Business Insider and The Week. London’s protest was covered by The Evening Standard; and several local radio programs, including BBC Bristol,
My name is Ryan Prior. I’m a filmmaker and a journalist and an entrepreneur from Atlanta, and I’ve come here for this protest. October 22, 2006 was a day that my life completely changed forever. I came home from school and I was too ill to hold my head up. It was a similar story