Abusive Relationships and IBD

I was about fourteen or fifteen, and I remember my grandmother coming back from church in an irate state. While my grandma always speaks her mind, she usually lets people have their opinion. Not this time. One of her choir buddies told grandma that her 20 year old grandson had started dating a girl with Crohn’s Disease. What if he ended up marrying her? He’d have a sick wife all his life! He’d throw away his life caring for her.Read more

Positive Thinking- the Health Movement’s form of Blaming the Victim

The first time I was in the United States was in 2004. I was an exchange student who had moved from an urban European mass university to a small liberal arts college in the Midwest. George W. Bush was still president and would win a second term while I was there. At the age of 23, I stayed in a dorm full of freshmen, and did not especially care to be lectured on “no sex before marriage.” After two weeks,Read more