“You’ll be fine, it’s just a virus”: Why Long Covid Cannot Be Treated the Way ME/CFS Has Been

For a Dutch version, click here. This piece has been very hard to write, but I know – feel – that I have to share it with you. When I was 14 and my viral infection turned into a long-term illness, I received zero support from medical professionals. By zero I don’t use hyperbole. It … More “You’ll be fine, it’s just a virus”: Why Long Covid Cannot Be Treated the Way ME/CFS Has Been

The Importance of Being Yourself (Or Rather: The Importance of Being Able to Be Yourself)

“Every time someone steps up and says who they are, the world becomes a better, more interesting place. So thank you.” – Captain Holt to Rosa Diaz, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Being yourself is hard at the best of times. Being yourself in a hostile world takes a courage many of us will never know. When I … More The Importance of Being Yourself (Or Rather: The Importance of Being Able to Be Yourself)

Wishing For A World Full of Empathy And Compassion

‘Compassion is to see beyond your own pain to see the pain of others.’- Yasmin Mogahed, scholar. Life is incredibly special, but it’s also hard. It’s great fun at times, but other times it seems to break you apart from within. That is why I firmly believe in the power of empathy and compassion. Hardships … More Wishing For A World Full of Empathy And Compassion