These two beautiful and inspiring poems by Pamela Jessen will help recharge your hope and freshen your perspective when battling invisible illness.
A beautiful and touching poem by a young woman with hEDS, this poem won the Pongo Poetry Prize for teen poets.
Why meeting Mandy Harvey and seeing her perform turned me into a big weepy marshmallow at the Lead EDS conference, along with her recorded interview and performance.
Acts of creativity and creative hobbies can reduce stress, distract from pain and provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment. There's a wide variety of things you can do to get those creative juices flowing, even when you're bedridden. Not sure what to do or where to begin? Check out some of these great suggestions from ZP Contributing Author Pamela Jessen.
'Salt in My Soul' by Mallory Smith really took me by surprise. It isn't just a story wrapped in journal style writing, it's a literary pleasure one can sip like their favored tea, savoring the sweet aroma of each sentence with delight. It's beauty doesn't make it any less tragic or relatable. It makes it a much more enjoyable and universal read. The world lost a great writer the day Mallory Smith took her last breath. Luckily, she left behind this treasure for us to enjoy and learn from, along with many great environmental works during her freelance writing career.