The headaches didn’t begin when I was thirteen, but that was when they became frequent and severe enough to warrant a trip to the pediatrician’s office. She dismissed them as a byproduct of puberty, hormones gone slightly awry. She prescribed a healthy dose of rest and minimizing my stress—though I hadn’t mentioned stress, she knew I was an academically successful… Continue reading "The Chronic Pain Crisis: An Introduction"
Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman spoke to me about succeeding as a woman in a male-dominated field, running for office while being open about her sexuality, and drawing strength from her Latina roots. Since Women’s History Month in March, I have been reflecting on the women who have made immense progress and have inspired me in the process. In February I met… Continue reading "Interview with Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman"