A Plea to Make Room for Chronic Illness Stories in Popular Culture

“In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” — Maya Angelou

I never saw myself reflected on TV or in books. A chubby small-town girl who liked to read and write didn’t really get much airtime on TV.

Still doesn’t.

Not to mention if that girl develops a chronic illness. And then another. And another.

As more minorities speak up and rightfully demand their stories be told, I want to speak out for people with disabilities and chronic illness to plead for the same.


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