Opinion Piece: New York Times

Last week, the NY Times published an opinion piece written by Elliot Kukla, an openly transgender rabbi, who says that despite being used to feeling judged and rejected, he feels like even more of an outsider because of his ME/CFS, fibromyalgia, and complex migraines.

“Think about that for a moment: Approximately 0.6 percent of American adults identify as transgender, just under 0.2 percent of the world population is Jewish, and 100 percent of us will get sick, yet it is being chronically sick that makes me feel like an outsider. That’s how much our society fears and rejects the core human experience of being ill, of having a body that gets sick, that ages, that is not controllable.”

Read the full piece on the New York Times’ website. 

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