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Repost: Please Don’t Diminish My Bravery

A bit over a month ago, clicked on a link to a post by Hattie Gladwell titled “We really need to stop calling people living with chronic illness ‘brave.’ ” In it, Gladwell talks about herself and a group of like-minded others who feel offended that people are aware of her issues and want to treat… Read More Repost: Please Don’t Diminish My Bravery

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Chronic Illness and Hair Warfare

I have Rheumatoid Arthritis as well as other autoimmune diseases, and one of the most common complaints in my support group is about hair. Mostly women complain, but some men as well. As a culture, we’ve grown up valuing our hair particularly if we have long, beautiful hair. If it has become a striking characteristic… Read More Chronic Illness and Hair Warfare