In brief: Direct from this — and next! — week’s guest, writer, poet, artist, photographer, activist, and model Ace Ratcliff’s website because I love her take and her cadence:
“Ace currently lives and works in Oakland, CA with her fiancé, Derek, and their pack of wild beasts. Her advocacy is centered around intersectional feminism, with a specific focus on disability rights. She lives with hypermobile (AE-lers Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, dysautonomia, and mast cell activation syndrome, which all make for a particularly rebellious meatcage. (She is an amorphous cloud of genderless rage and is not picky about pronouns…)”
This week and next we talk all things for-profit medicine, chronic illness, disability justice, art and activism; we laugh, we sigh, we were very real and very unfiltered.
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Links to on-air references:
<a href="https://twitter.com/MortuaryReport/status/1012376830186143749"<Ace on Twitter re: SELF & #QueerEye
“I Rely on Closed Captions to Enjoy a Show and I Don’t Appreciate Netflix’s Way of Censoring Them” by Ace Ratcliff at SELF Magazine
“When Medicine Is A Business, Rare Disease Patients Suffer” by Ace Ratcliff at HuffPo
“Hereditary angioedema type III (estrogen-dependent) report of three cases and literature review” via National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
“Stephen Hawking’s Disability Wasn’t Something To ‘Overcome’” by Ace Ratcliff at HuffPo
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