Patient Name: Kirsten
This week’s episode is part two of Cara's conversation with Kirsten Schultz, the guest from episode ten. They talk about how and why Kirsten started the Twitter hashtag #ChronicSex as a safe space to talk more openly about self-care, self-love, sexuality, and intimacy in the context of chronic illness. Cara talks about what she hopes to do with the show in the coming year, and a bit about the difference between gender and sexual orientation. They also talk about their own experience with these topics, and touch on physical therapy and more patient advocacy.
Starting this Thursday, Kirsten will be hosting regular, weekly #ChronicSex Twitter chats. You can follow along and/or participate on Twitter, using the tag #ChronicSex, Thursdays at 7pm EST.
More information from Sexuality and Disability
More information on Understanding Gender from Gender Spectrum
Episode of Death, Sex & Money “Why You’re Not Having Sex”
Episode #68 of The Longest Shortest Time “Parent’s Guide to Doing It, 2”
Post on Scope, Stanford Medicine’s blog about "Helping kids with chronic medical conditions make the jump to adult care"
"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and the Sunny Side of Surviving" from The Atlantic
Britt Johnson, aka HurtBlogger, on "#ChronicLife – Sharing the Honest Reality of Chronic Illness”
On Your Feet on Broadway
Part One of Cara and Kirsten's conversation
Kirsten on Twitter: @Kirstie_Schultz
More information on Still’s Disease from the American College of Rheumatology
More information on PTSD from the National Alliance on Mental Illness