Bodies: Dating, Illness, and Autonomy Part II w/ @ms_creilly — #KatieSpeakShow Ep160 01/26/2019

In brief: Caroline Reilly is “back” to finish our extended chat!

My good friend Caroline Reilly is back on the show to talk about her Washington Post essay on dating with a chronic illness. She’s delightful and we LOLsob our way through wondering how much better this world would be if — to paraphrase her — everyone could just stop pretending that we’re not fucking. It’s an activity in which we engage, and not just to continue the species. Discomfort with sexuality as a topic bleeds into our comfort with bodies overall and stifles communication on so many levels — and leads to dangerous policies and deadly legislation.

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Enhanced audio: Bodies: Dating, Illness, and Autonomy Part II w/ @ms_creilly — #KatieSpeakShow Ep160 01/26/2018

Links to on-air references:

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


“Dating with a chronic illness: When do I disclose? What if it changes the way they see me?” at the Washington Post

Roe v. Wade via Cornell Law School

Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt via the Center for Reproductive Rights

“2018 Was Hostile Year for Reproductive Rights. Will 2019 Bring More of the Same?” via Truthout

“Abortion ban proposal is back in Indiana’s legislature, but with a new national political climate” via IndyStar

“U.S. Supreme Court again relists Indiana’s abortion petition” via The Indiana Lawyer

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Caroline Reilly: Twitter

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