Mar 3, 2021

I had an appointment with a specialist recently, but I could have been replaced by a blank wall, because she didn’t listen to anything I was saying. “I’ve been seeing a naturopath for almost a year, but the treatments haven’t been helping,” I said. “Well, it seems like you and your naturopath have those symptoms…

Jul 15, 2020

I read a lovely review for Super Sick in which the writer commented that she had been reading books on chronic illness in search of an answer. My book, unsurprisingly, doesn’t provide one. Unfortunately, there isn’t an answer. At least, I don’t have one. That’s why it’s challenging and difficult and painful. That’s why it’s chronic. In…

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Allison Alexander is the author of Super Sick: Making Peace with Chronic Illness, the Editorial Director at Mythos & Ink publishing, and a co-host of the Wayfarer’s Guide to Worldbuilding podcast. She regularly writes about how disability is represented in fiction and reviews sci-fi and fantasy books.

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