This article uses sex (assigned based on anatomy) and gender (associated cultural norms) in reference to women, as both have an influence on medical research and care. At least since Ancient Greece, the default human body was established as male. Hippocratic physicians thought of the female body as abnormal, and others believed that female bodies… Continue reading "Male" is the Medical 'Normal'
I don’t trust words. No, that’s not true. I trust the shape of the mouths that spoke them when words still sang the song of my heart. I love the way language bends but I’m lost now it doesn’t point in the direction I thought it would follow, a crooked signpost on a… Continue reading Trust Issues
My love for you is like a violin string,tight and taught and ready.If only it could be played, and you couldhear the sweet sound of how I feel for you.The gentle note would ring like laughter on a sun-lit day and feel like heavy rain when you are on thewarm side of the window.The tune… Continue reading Wishing
I'll be in bed by nine fifteenburied under at least three blanketsa piping hot cup of tea in my handsno promise on my lips of"New Year, New Me"as though who I am today isnot good enough for tomorrowno wish for my body totake up less spaceas though I am not worthy offilling the worldI'll wake… Continue reading New Year’s Antidote