Jennifer Brea’s TED Talk, and Equality in Healthcare

19th January 2017

Women’s bodies are a battleground on all fronts, not just reproductive.

Jennifer Brea is the founder of #MEAction, a patients-rights platform for those who suffer from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, and I’m proud to serve on the board. The disease is more commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and it predominantly affects women. Many patients are diagnosed with a modern-day form of hysteria. Did you even know that was still a thing? “You’re a Harvard PhD student who can no longer write her own name? Perhaps you have the vapors.”

Infuriating.

Please plug in your headphones and listen to Jen’s talk. I can’t stop thinking about it.

If you’d like to know more, you can follow Jen on Twitter at @jenbrea, or see a screening of her documentary Unrest.

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