2: Why Talking About Pain Is So Radical

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Lucy Pasha-Robinson chats with BBC journalist and invisible illness activist Jam Prescod, who lives with Lupus.

In this episode, we’re talking about pain: how radical it is to vocalise your pain as a Black woman; the legacy of not being believed when living with pain, and the emotional pain of adjusting to chronic illness – and all the lifestyle changes that can bring.

We talk about what it means to be the perfect patient, and how to advocate for yourself in the doctor’s office – even if your consultant is kind of intimidating.

And we dive into the pitfalls of the toxic positivity movement, and why, sometimes, it’s OK to feel sorry for yourself.

Join us for an inspiring chat on the realities of living with chronic illness, with all the light and shade that brings.

Follow Jam Prescod on Twitter @JamPrescod.

Stay tuned for more on all things Chronic by following host @LucyPasha on Twitter.

Want to reach the team? Drop us a line at chronic@huffpost.com


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