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Pain Talks
Stories that share the lived experience of chronic pain opens up the dark space that people living with it experience. This is a collection of stories of resilient action, thoughtful questioning and defiant resistance to the daily challenges that pain brings.
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Stories that share the lived experience of chronic pain opens up the dark space that people living with it experience. This is a collection of stories of resilient action, thoughtful questioning and defiant resistance to the daily challenges that pain brings.

Editors
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Lissanthea Taylor
Writing about Pain, Illness Experience and Designing Better Health Care. Writes www.painchats.com
Writers
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Jo Gifford
Hey, I’m Jo. I help business leaders blaze their trail and magnetise their clients through the power of content and creative thinking. www.jogifford.co
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Chuck Bernsohn
Charlotte “Chuck” Bernsohn is a photographer, home cook, and future nurse living in Chicago.
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Jason Scott
Proprietor of http://TEXTFILES.COM, historian, filmmaker, archivist, famous cat maintenance staff. Works on/for/over the Internet Archive.
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Sav
life is a journey, Keep on keepin' on.
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Cate Lawrence
Freelance writer, marketer and tech journalist, based in Berlin, Germany.
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Jon Davidson
Entrepreneur. Author. Musician. Jesus follower. Mountain climber. Craft beer lover. Producer. Phonetographer.
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Sue
#Spoonie blogger living with fibromyalgia, health advocate, animal lover, wife, mother and grandmother.
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Glen T Brown
Observing life and music in #HamOnt
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Josh Jackman
Reporter, writer, pun-maker. Previously @JewishChron. Bylines @thetimes, @Independent & @haaretzcom. Sport, tech, music, TV, films, politics, food. Feminist.
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August
‘I don’t know anyone who is more lion than you.’ Is like the greatest compliment i’ve ever got. I’m a child of August. Stubborn, big-hearted and passionate.
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Danielle Campoamor
Whiskey fan. #Sports Drinker. Staff #Writer for @bustle & @Romper. Freelancing @Salon @HuffingtonPost @TODAYshow @BuzzFeedIdeas @seattletimes @xojanedotcom
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ANDRE R GIGNAC
Former journalist and editor (Montréal & Regina) and former United Nations' editorial staff (New York).
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Adam Dawkins
Co-founder of Dragon Drop, Frontier Conference. Christian, Husband, Dad, Developer. https://adamdawkins.uk
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Smash
Isn’t it?
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Rebecca Paredes
Writer. Editor. Copywriter. Words in Chicago Review of Books, HelloGiggles, Bustle, and others. I like fiction, food, and armbars.
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E. Hillard
Mother, wife, veteran, knitter, photographer, coffee aficionado and much else. I feel the need to express myself and to encourage others to do the same.
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Gayle Francis
Always a writer. Sometimes an editor. Becoming a cosplayer.
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A Chronic Voice
Articulating lifelong illness.
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Erika K.
Mental health enthusiast, living life with chronic pain in my 20s. Wanna-be hobbyist photographer, science geek.
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DayLeeFix
Mommicus wifeolarium mediocreta. Not-So-Secret book hoarder. Writes for nobody at www.dayleefix.blogspot.com and instagram @dayleefix
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Wells_V
Part-time college student, full-time receptionist, road trip enthusiast, and occasional writer.
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Alan Brewington
http://www.alanbrewington.com. Just a guy who is a #arthritis #chronicpain #mentalhealth #photographer #skier #hiker and #humanist.
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Yuvi Zalkow
Writer. Maker of poorly-animated videos. Half-assed podcaster. My novel is reluctantly available. http://yuvizalkow.com
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Becca Risa Luna
Fashion writer and personal essayist. www.beccarisaluna.com
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Tina Glengary Cordes
Strategist and procraftinator. Hiker and dog trainer. Also, www.ambeti.com
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Sarah Ethridge (Vaughn)
🔥 Motivational Speaker @MotivatedbyRubyClaire 🌎 International Market Partner With @monatofficial 👌 Brand Influencer - DM me
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I Am…
……Merely Christian
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Philippe Coudoux
#ChronicPain ? #Spoonie ? How about some simple tips on #posture, #movement and #health? Follow me on Instagram and Facebook @thepostureguide
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Emily Sara Porter
Ecology | Psychology | Spirituality | Healing | Paleo | Sensitivity trackerofplants@gmail.com, www.supersensitivehuman.com
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Diem Jones
Diem Jones is a poet, musician, multi-media artist, and arts administrator. He is also past Executive Director of Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA).
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Catrina Groves
I am a Fibro Warrior. I’m a patient advocate and awareness raiser. I will be there to defend anyone regarding any illness especially invisible illnesses.
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Jennifer Kane
Author, advocate, educator, speaker, and chronic pain warrior. More info at jenkane.com
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Steve O'Rourke
I still hate your favourite sports team, I'm just not paid for it anymore. There will be puns.
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Joletta Belton
Pain changer, story writer, nature lover, nonprofit cofounder. Bridging the gap between people in pain and the people who treat them.
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Robbie MacGillivray
One-armed artist and blogger about chronic pain and disability. www.onearmedgraphics.com
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Todd Tolan
Craft Beer Enthusiast and Disney Cruise Nut! Fan of the Phillies, Flyers, and the Miami Dolphins!
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Mary Judge
A mindful mess with a mindful mutt. Reiki practioner, Yoga teacher living with RA and dating. balancewebster.com
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Christiana White
I write personal essays about food, travel, love, loss — the viscera of life. Currently at work on a memoir. Visit me at ChristianaWhite.com.
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Melanie Concordia
Neuroscience — UX — OT. I write for myself, but I hope you enjoy the journey.
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Ryan Rankin
Diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my right ankle over 10 yrs ago, I hope my stories inspire others struggling with OA. Check out www.fromathleticstoarthritis.com
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Tracy Lytwyn
Sometimes, I write about my uterus. Sometimes, I don’t.
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Kit Mead
I write about ableism and prejudice a lot. Main blog: https://kpagination.wordpress.com. Support me here: https://patreon.com/kpagination
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Chronic Love
Observations about life, love, chronic illness and chronic pain in America.
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Pain Talks Contributors
Sharing our stories of #pain and #chroniclife for shared understanding of people in pain and the people that help them #paintalks edited by @lissanthea
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Craig Newman
Multi-award winning Health Innovator, Clinical Psychologist, Coach. Founder of www.aim-you.com and www.uxclinician.com
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Hobbled Chick
psoriatic arthritis
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Betta Tryptophan
Blue-haired middle-aged lady with a tendency to say socially and politically incorrect things and to make inappropriate jokes. Awkward and (sort of) proud of it
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Pain Companion
Empowering #patients and driving awareness about #chronicpain and pain management. #spoonie #fibromyalgia #invisibleillness
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Jessie M
I write stuff. More info at http://jessiewrites.com
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Rob Taylor
I'm a film director, editor, visual effects artist and fibro fighter living in Melbourne, Australia.
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Melissa B.
Writer. Poet. Survivor. Learning to live with a rare and chronic disease. I think women are people & deserve pay etc. In fact I think most people are people btw
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Ginna Campbell
a part-time nanny/full-time aunt who spends her spare time working on movies and writing things.
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Violet
Part time writer, full time thinker. I photograph my life at www.instagram.com/skyviolets
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Jon Aumann
Father, Husband, Technologist and Chronic Pain Patient.
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Chris Meisenbacher
Blessed w/ ADHD. Slaying Dragons and Giants are common. Thinking outside the box is moot, there are no boxes? I am defined by,The Love and Grace from Jesus.
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jessmeows
I feel it all, I write about it.
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Vera Lumen
I’m waking up.
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Kristen
Mom, student, lifelong lover of reading, following a passion to write and share my thoughts with others. Coffee while contemplating the cosmos.
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Delaney Kochan
Lover of lyric and fragmented essays. Writing roots in poetry; moving toward practice in longform. Find more at https://www.delaneykochan.com.
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Nick Ng
Nick is the founder & editor-in-chief of Massage & Fitness Magazine and a certified massage therapist, living in San Diego, CA. (www.massagefitnessmag.com)
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Brian Wangila
Computer Science student, Gamer. Martian/Lead Developer at Skyline Design (http://t.co/caMXEkVT) Basketball lover, and am known to enjoy a good pizza
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Shannon Rentner
Chief Innovation Officer at Shannon Rentner