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Ouch! My Poor Body

Monica Johnson
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Our struggle to care for our own bodies is an epic one. There is drama behind each ailment we face—pain, fear, uncertainties, not to mention the obstacles we face when we enter the healthcare system. But what if in hindsight, these epic struggles could be condensed to 8 pages, and abbreviated with the humor and absurdity they deserve?

Ouch! My Poor Body is a series of stories Monica Johnson crafted about her body’s aches, pains, and traumas. Ouch! My Poor Foot recounts her years-long struggle with Morton’s Neuroma; Ouch! My Poor Lung is a ridiculous story about an acupuncturist accidentally collapsing her lung with a needle; and Ouch! My Poor Vagina is a story about an IUD insertion that threw her vagina out, and lead to Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.


Updates: Iran’s impending revolution

Updates: Iran’s impending revolution

October 26, 2022

October 26, 2022 marks forty days since the death of Mahsa Jina Amini by Iran’s morality police. From all around the country, thousands of people marched to her gravesite despite road blockades. Students in universities across the county and well as refinery workers continue their strikes against the current oppressive regime.