#1712 So you think I’m sick?
This week: stories of sickness and health, and how to convince the rest of the world you’re one not the other.
‘Presence of mind’ by Darius Sawyer
“To be defined as less human than a robot was really jarring, I’d taken an assumption of my humanity for granted.”
What does it feel like to be told that you are a disease that needs to be cured? To be the target of public campaigns aiming to prevent people like you from being born?
Darius knows what that feels like.
Music: ‘Audrey’ by johnny_ripper, ‘Down and Around’ by Podington Bear and ‘Three Cheers for Existence’ by Deru
Supervising Producer: Selena Shannon
Amethyst Schaber’s Youtube channel is can be found here. Ben’s website, as mentioned in the piece, can be found at asperger.net.au. This story was made with thanks to Vivian Ly and Sam McCulligh.
‘Sick and tired of being sick and tired’ by Evan Young
Evan is sick and tired, but his doctor claims his condition isn’t medically recognised. The symptoms severely cut his ability to think, sleep, concentrate, work, filter toxins and fight infection. So instead of getting treatment, Evan just goes about his daily business. This story follows walks you through a typical day in his shoes.
Supervising Producer: Beth Gibson
Executive Producer: Selena Shannon
Vic state coordinator: Bethany Atkinson-Quinton
SYN production manager: Beth Gibson
Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie
Host: Jess Hamilton
Episode Compiler: Selena Shannon
Music credit: ‘Detroit’ by Podington Bear
Image by flickr creative commons user Val D’Aquila