Combating Pain & Power With Truth w/ @SariBotton & @Shakestweetz — #KatieSpeakShow Ep87 05/06/2017

In brief: Telling the truth is an act of resistance; both my guests are doing just that. Sari Botton is an amazing writer — among her other talents — and her experience seeking care for an increasingly commonly diagnosed painful uterine condition depicts the heinous way women and femme identified patients are often treated by medical professionals. Melissa McEwan has been a political blogger since that phrase was created and she lends her perspective to the administration’s first 100 days — continuing to shine light on lies and half-truths despite the intense emotional labor required. Both these women are extraordinary and I’m delighted to share these conversations with you!

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Enhanced audio: Combating Pain & Power With Truth w/ @SariBotton & @Shakestweetz — #KatieSpeakShow Ep87 05/06/2017

Links to on-air references:

My take…

My piece at The Establishment: “Trump’s Appointees Aren’t Just Anti-Choice — They’re Anti-Contraception”

CALL YOUR REPS: How to contact ALL your elected officials

Audre Lorde self-care quote via Know Your IX: “Dealing with Activist Burn-Out and Self-Care”


“Hit Eject: Sari Botton had to fight for the medical help she needed to ditch her exploding uterus.” at Longreads

”This is very troubling… at Shakesville

”Trump’s atrocious weekend” at Shakesville

“Amid immigration setbacks, one Trump strategy seems to be working: Fear” at Washington Post

Follow my guests…

Sari Botton: Twitter; website

Melissa McEwan: Twitter; Shakesville

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