For-Profit Health “Care” & #ChronicIllness w/ @MortuaryReport (PART 2 of 2) — #KatieSpeakShow Ep142 8/11/2018

In brief: My conversation with writer, poet, artist, photographer, activist, and model Ace Ratcliff continues! We left off last episode during a discussion of “orphan drugs”, one of the many hurtles people with rare diseases must clear to even hope for treatment.

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Enhanced audio: For-Profit Health “Care” & #ChronicIllness w/ @MortuaryReport (PART 2 of 2) — #KatieSpeakShow Ep142 8/11/2018

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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