“As embodied species, we share a common vulnerability emerging from the condition of living in bodies and in time. But, importantly, vulnerability is also socially, politically, and economically created and differentially imposed. An acknowledgement of vulnerability, both shared and produced, can open a space of interconnection as well as a platform for responsiveness […]Read More Vulnerability and Resistance: Creativity turns Pain into Power.
Last week, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced a review into the vaginal mesh health scandal along with two other serious health scandals, the pregnancy test Primodos and epilepsy drug Sodium Valproate. Awareness of the mesh health scandal had largely gone unnoticed and unreported here in the UK until last year when campaign […]Read More STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO ANNOUNCEMENT OF REVIEW OF MESH HEALTH SCANDAL.
In the first two years of my debility, I was mostly bedridden and taking an insane amount of very strong pain medications. I was utterly dependent on the medication at that point. My mesh device was causing excruciating nerve pain and I could feel the tension of the implant throughout my groin like a cheesewire […]Read More Postcards From My Bed: The Beginnings Of The Bedbound Revolution