Eliot Kukla wrote a beautiful meditation on the ways that our vulnerabilities and weaknesses define us.
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.
The United States’ mandate to be forever strong and self-sufficient belies the reality of human experience: we are neither. Continue reading