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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.
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.
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.

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.

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.
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.

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