Super Sick

Making Peace with Chronic Illness
 
 
Mythos & Ink (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 12. Mai 2020
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  • 220 Seiten
 
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978-1-989423-12-7 (ISBN)
 

Superheroes aren't sick. They don't lie in bed all day because they're in too much pain to get up. They don't face the challenges of the chronically ill, which include socially inappropriate topics like mental illness, sex, and diarrhea. The latter, of course, would be exponentially worse in a spandex suit.

Allison Alexander, who has struggled with a chronic illness since she was a child, wants to see herself in her heroes and searches for examples of sick characters in pop culture. She weaves her own painful experiences with stories from other chronic sufferers, engaging with how society values healthiness, how doctors don't always have answers, and how faith, friendship, and romance add pressure to already complicated situations. If you're a fan of Marvel, Harry Potter, Final Fantasy, and other stories from pop culture, you may find some familiar references inside.

Journey through sage stories as Alexander makes peace with her illness despite a culture that suggests she's worthless unless she's healed.

Allison Alexander is an earthbending Ravenclaw from Hoth who's more comfortable curling up at home with a video game than venturing out into the wild. As an author, editor, and blogger, Allison aims to make spaces for minority characters in science fiction, fantasy, and pop culture. Also, her favourite character class in Dungeons & Dragons is a bard, so that should tell you everything you need to know about her. Allison Alexander is an earthbending Ravenclaw from Hoth who's more comfortable curling up at home with a video game than venturing out into the wild. As an author, editor, and blogger, Allison aims to make spaces for minority characters in science fiction, fantasy, and pop culture. Also, her favourite character class in Dungeons & Dragons is a bard, so that should tell you everything you need to know about her. From her home in Winnipeg, Manitoba-which she shares with her husband, Jordan-Allison writes books, edits novels, and mentors aspiring authors.

Praise for Super Sick Copyright Dedication Chapter 1: Superheroes Aren't Sick Chapter 2: Invalid: A Dirty Word Chapter 3: Doctor House Knows Best. Sometimes. Maybe. Chapter 4: Give it One Million Percent Chapter 5: Friendship and Fire Emblem Chapter 6: A Depressed Wolf Chapter 7: In Sickness and Unhealth Chapter 8: The Question of Children Chapter 9: Women. Sex. The Moon. Chapter 10: Fuel for Anxiety. Chapter 11: If Only I Had More Faith Chapter 12: The Mass Effect of Religion Chapter 13: To Have it Over With Chapter 14: Superheroes Are Sick Notes Index Acknowledgements Sick Fictional Heroes Binge-worthy TV Shows Relaxing Video Games About the Author

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