Rest in peace, Folks

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Screen Shot 2021-02-09 at 1.00.21 PM.pngThe online magazine Folks by Pillpack is closing down, which published several of my profiles over the last several years of my career. Their mission was to publish stories about and by "remarkable people who refuse to be defined by their health issues." It turns out that I really like finding and talking to remarkable people who refused to be defined by their health issues. For Folks, I spoke with people in my community who are blind, have lupus, a rare eye condition called PXE, facial paralysis, or Crohn's Disease. 

With the exception of Salmaan Choudri, whom I read about in the newspaper, the other sources were women I knew already. I enjoyed the angle of getting to speak with them about their health conditions, how it affected their lives and careers, and how they defined it within their lives, and then doing the work of telling their story in a short piece.

Here were the pieces I posted on Folks if you just want to read some profiles about interesting people.