Poetry and Medicine Are Sides of a Coin
Suzanne Edison, MA, MFA | Seattle Children's Hospital
I'm so glad JAMA published this piece. I have just finished a book of poems based on 28 interviews with patients, caretakers, researchers and doctors all around autoimmune diseases. We will be having open, public readings soon. I am also teaching a course at Hugo House in Seattle called The Words to Say It: Writing About Illness, Trauma and Healing and I strongly believe in the importance of telling our stories as a way of containing and rewriting our experiences. Rewiring our neural pathways as well, so we can think better and advocate for our selves and others.