Writing published elsewhere

Recently I was lucky enough to have two pieces of my writing published. The first was for a popular Australian lifestyle website, Mamamia, entitled, “Seven things you probably don’t know about chronic fatigue syndrome.” I was very grateful for the opportunity to share my experience of ME/CFS with a wider audience, and it was well-received within the Aussie ME/CFS community.

The second was another political piece for Independent Australia, “What the ‘female’ traffic light response reveals about how society views women.” The city of Melbourne recently decided to replace a few traffic light symbols with figures wearing dresses, and chaos outrage vitriol ensued. This article is my take on how we view the “feminine” in public spaces.

Author: Siobhan S

20 something, living in country Australia. Spoonie profile: ME/CFS, dysautonomia, anxiety. All about sewing, knitting and food. Unapologetic feminist and disability advocate.

4 thoughts on “Writing published elsewhere”

  1. Well done. Enjoyed reading both articles (though ‘enjoy’ really doesn’t seem the right word with respect to the topic of me/cfs but I can’t think of a substitute word at this moment!) I also often find the resulting comments can be quite enlightening as well.

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    1. They were good comments. The foundation brought up by the first commenter has a tragic back story (The Open Medicine Foundation), and it’s worth reading about his son, Whitney Dafoe, who is seriously unwell with ME/CFS.

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