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Tinu Abayomi-Paul of Wakanda @Tinu
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A5. From decades of activism through my other identities & my cultural background, it’s easier for me to see how everything is related.

Illnesses that are portrayed in media anywhere in the ballpark of properly get attention & research.
#MedTraumaChat
A5. There’s so much silence around #cancer that we only see one small sliver on tv.

And that one small sliver tends to correspond to the outsider view people have.
#MedTraumaChat
A5. Invisible disabilities have almost zero visibility. And when we tell the stories ourselves & via insiders like with @jenbrea in #Unrest we get accurate narratives that illuminate.

#MedTraumaChat
A5. When our stories are told with outsiders who have agendas - subconscious or not - we get thrown back into the #Spoonie Stone Age, like with #Afflicted on @Netflix.

The bigotry is back and people start to tell us it’s in our heads again like in the 90s.

#MedTraumaChat
A5. I lived through the 90s and having to go to 15 doctors before one would listen.

A chiropractor once considered a quack who went on to be the official caretaker of a major DC sports team.
#MedTraumaChat
A5. It was still only last year that any doctor said the word #Fibromyalgia with any note of seriousness.

Even though my pain doctor believes me and treated my pain for almost five years prior to that.

#MedTraumaChat
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