For-Profit Health “Care” & #ChronicIllness w/ @MortuaryReport (PART 1 of 2) — #KatieSpeakShow Ep141 8/04/2018

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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Enhanced audio: For-Profit Health “Care” & #ChronicIllness w/ @MortuaryReport (PART 1 of 2) — #KatieSpeakShow Ep141 8/04/2018

Links to on-air references:

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


“On Productivity Anxiety” by Rachel Varona Cote at The Billboard

<a href=""<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

“Info on the uber rare condition I was tested for: Wilson’s Disease”

“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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Ace Ratcliff: Twitter; @StayWeirdBeKind – Twitter; website

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