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Disability Tropes 101: Chronic Complainers and Hypochondriacs
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Disability Tropes 101: Chronic Complainers and Hypochondriacs

“With Edna, illness is a hobby.” Murder She Wrote, “Harbinger of Death” This is a trope that is likely familiar to most readers and TV viewers. It is one where anyone’s symptoms of illness or disability are rejected as hypochondriasis or a general attitude of “chronic complaining.” This trope constructs the disabled person as someone … Continue reading

Featured SpAN Author: Rachel Marie (Jeffery)
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Featured SpAN Author: Rachel Marie (Jeffery)

Rachel Jeffery is a writer who battles with cerebral palsy, depression, spinal arthritis, and CFS/ME. She now works in public relations.  Rachel has recently released the romance, Carefree and Consequence, which is available on Amazon (writing as Rachel Marie). You can read more about Rachel’s work on her website, The Rachel Diaries.  You can also follow her on … Continue reading