Learning to Live in a Body That Fights Itself
I have spent most of my life hating the fact of having a body. It makes sense that my body would eventually start to hate me back.
You aren’t sick. You’re going to be okay.
I’m afraid I will end up in a wheelchair
Little WomenGone with the Wind
a relatively normal life
sickness illness well
I have a chronic illness
what can I do for youhow can I support you
Lauren Parker is a writer and visual artist in Oakland, California. She’s a graduate of Hiram College’s Creative Writing program and has written for The Toast, The Racket, Xtra Magazine, Oh Reader, and Autostraddle. She’s the winner of the Summer of Love essay contest in the Daily Californian, the Vachel Lindsay poetry prize, and is the author of the forthcoming collection We Are Now the Thing in the Woods with Dancing Girl Press.
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