Essays

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Title What We Haven't Tried Yet by Carol Pierson Holding

What Haven’t We Tried?

After you turned sixteen and your body came into its own and I said you looked voluptuous and your father said you were getting a bit broad in the beam; …

Bare

Post Diagnosis: Learning to Live With Your Assassin

Fiction

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sharon wishnow

Hair Raising Facts and Bald-faced Lies by Sharon J. Wishnow

“Hi, Heidi, come back to the sink,” Jenny, my stylist at Hair Nature said, waving her hand. She wrapped me in a black plastic cape and began soaping my head, …

Anne

Sun King

Poetry

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instruction on ritual for simplifying your life

Instruction on a Ritual for Simplifying Your Life

The first step is defining the place. It must be your living room. You must live alone. Time is not inconsequential. Do it at night, after the bars have closed, …

Two Poems by Christian J. Collier

Art

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Paintings by Roopa Dudley

Artist statement: My paintings depict various forms of mental disorders–from depression to obsessive-compulsive disorder to borderline personality disorder to anxiety. I paint with much empathy and support for those who …

Four Paintings by Fiona Hsu

Art by David Weinholtz

Interviews

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Brujería and Healing: An Interview with Lorraine M. of Bruja Heights

Brujería has been appearing more and more in trending hashtags, online articles, and Instagram posts. In Spanish, it means witchcraft, but that may or may not be how many are …

Reviews

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The Recovering: A Chorus of Support in the Battle Against Addiction

My father quit drinking in 2013 when he was sent home from his fire station, still intoxicated from the night prior. The department offered him a choice: enter a probation …

Mystery Diagnoses and The Big Sick

The Hum: An Essay in Response to Sonya Huber

Link Roundup

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Link Roundup: June 7th, 2019

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Link Roundup: May 18th, 2019

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Link Roundup: March 22nd, 2019

In Conversation

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chronically lit editors

In Conversation: Exercising with Chronic Illness

chronically lit in conversation

In Conversation: Starting Chronically Lit