Borderlands: recent publications

Between Sickness and Health: The Duality of Living With Chronic Illness

Citizens of that other place…

That “other place,” the kingdom of the sick. It is a place with its own language and customs and landscape, a shadow-place of shadow-people.

Take care if you enter: the farther you step, the less substantial you become. There, your body blurs into something darker, slower, less stable.

To live with chronic illness is to reside at the borderland between these two kingdoms.

It is a border defined by competing identities and wary coexistence. It is a timezone of its own.

I wake up in a state of perpetual jet lag, disoriented, trying to discern where I am that day.

Today, I woke up feeling tired and heavy.

These days, I am pulled toward the shadows.

A few months ago, I bumped into a friend on the bus. She is in

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