Cover Photo: An image of a broken arm
Photos courtesy of author

The Two Sides of American Health Care

This dichotomy in American health care is well-known to patients with chronic illness.


discovery of the X-raygerm theorybiomedical models of disease

doctors often dismiss what patients tell them about their own suffering

biomarkers that define Long Covidpatient-led studies

No one is going to suggest a therapist now

Limb Alert

racismsexismableism, and other forms of oppression

The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness

millions experience long-term health issuescan’t be detected by the standard blood tests and scansconstellation of symptomsother lingering, invisible illnesseshave gone unacknowledged

Jodie Noel Vinson holds an MFA in non-fiction creative writing from Emerson College. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Harvard Review, Literary Hub, Ploughshares, Electric Literature, Agni, Creative Nonfiction and The Rumpus, among other places. She is the recipient of the Arts & Letters Susan Atefat Prize for Creative Nonfiction, the Ninth Letter Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction, and the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers. Jodie lives in Providence, where she is writing a book about the intersections of chronic illness and creative expression.