The original purpose of this blog is for a sociology project in my illness narratives class. It is a way to examine people’s experiences within medical fields and within society. Most importantly, it is a place where people can safely talk or write about their own stories. Often times, the simple act of sharing a personal experience, or seeing someone else share theirs, can have a huge impact on a person, or make someone feel less alone. In opening this blog, my hopes are that it gives an outlet to help such people who may not be able to share their stories elsewhere.
The definition of illness narratives is a broad one, and for the purposes of this blog, I will simplify it to mean illnesses, injuries, or experiences that have affected the body or mind. Submissions types allowed are highly unlimited, as each experience is highly personal, and should not be limited to any specific medium.