by Jacks McNamara, co-founder of The Icarus Project, which seeks to promote alternatives of looking at and dealing with what gets labeled as mental illness in our society.
Scott Killingsworth reviews Chemical and Electrical Hypersensitivity: A Sufferer’s Memoir by Jerry Evans, who recounts the emergence of his severe chemical and electrical sensitivity and ensuing life changes.
A set of comic books by Justin Madson features characters who are all wearing gas masks because the air is too dangerous to breathe. Sound familiar?
by Ann Lloyd | My memoir was written during my confinement, at sixty-two, in an all porcelain-lined trailer, due to a strange immune system disorder which rendered me unable to function in the “real world.”
by Jack Rossi | The nurse practitioner’s directives were clear; she didn’t mean spend some time outdoors, she meant remain completely outdoors. This meant no house, no amenities, no stores and if at all possible, no car.
by Jack Rossi | I couldn’t rationalize how my relationship with my environment had deteriorated so rapidly and severely. I literally felt like an alien abandoned on a very hostile planet.
by Jack Rossi | …within five minutes I felt completely under the spell of this fragrance. My eyes felt irritated. I was light-headed. I felt my heart palpitating and my focus and attention became a quivering mass of jell-o.
by Jack Rossi | Instead of putting a little gasoline on a rag then spot cleaning my hands, I would pour a couple tablespoons of the liquid into my palm and scrub my hands together to wash the paint off.
Jack Rossi’s memoir of his experience with MCS, being forced outdoors and his insight into the Vermont landscape, health and healing and the fragile planet we inhabit.
What happens when a 22 year old with both autism and chemical sensitivity leaves college and tries to make her way in the world? This is Kate’s story.