Inheriting an Autoimmune Disease and an Instinct for Survival
Science provides me with a vocabulary of illness, confirming what my body already knows: that it will never be the same
Maryam Ahmad is a medical student in Pasadena, California. Her essays examine the layers and languages of the body, in illness and in health. She is currently at work on a lyric nonfiction book about her family's intertwined sickness stories. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma when not at school.
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