Author: Gretchen L. Kelly

The Lie in Returning to Normal

Privilege as Policy Hurts Everyone Remember when we were doing “we’re in this together” sidewalk chalk and cheering for healthcare workers every evening? I think I had this hope that we really were “in this together.” I had this desperate optimism that this would be a turning point, that finally people would understand a little […]

When Illness Redefines Family

There’s the family you’re born with, and there’s the family you choose … is a comforting re-framing for people who have experienced loss, grief, or estrangement. And it’s true, we can choose our families. Friends and neighbors can become woven into our lives in beautiful ways. For chronically ill people, it’s less about choosing people […]