A drawing of people in front of two buildings. On the left is a dark-colored building that says "Pharmacy," with people looking dark, dirty, and miserable in front of it. On the right is a building that says "Health Food Store," and the sun is shining behind it with people walking out, holding bags of vegetables, looking cheerful and bright.
AbleismHealthcare IndustryIntersectional IssuesPseudoscience & alt medSkepticism

Food is NOT Medicine

In the spring of 2012, two major events happened in my life. First, I went vegan. Then, about two weeks later, I was officially diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. Since I’m lactose intolerant, cutting out dairy helped with my symptoms, but since I started being treated with real medicine around the …

Intersectional Issues

Reading The Same Page

Last week when I introduced myself, I used the word poverty. In the future, I’m going to be using the word inequality. In fact, I’m going to be using quite a few terms that refer to wages, productivity, work hours, compensation, access, and fairness. To ensure that we’re all on …

US Productivity versus Real Wages
Intersectional IssuesPersonal Stories

The Price of Productivity

I am disabled. I cannot tell you exactly why I am disabled. I also cannot tell you exactly what it means that I am disabled. I can describe what disables me – how my joints do not work correctly, how I am in pain without cause every day, how I …