Marian Harkin: “I have been diagnosed with vocal dysphonia. But I don’t shout about it. I  can’t shout about it.”

A woman with a serious disability who requires the support of a personal assistant has been told she cannot take part in any political activity if her(...)

 Jennifer Brea  in “Unrest”: She developed ME  following a fever that left her bedbound while studying for her PhD at Harvard. Photograph: Jason Frank

It is disconcerting being at a public event with a group of people, most of whom are suffering from an illness that they feel is misunderstood, and of(...)