Claiming and Acclaiming Afflictions: Narrative Medicine and the Articulation of Human Ailments

In Rita Charon’s germinal work entitled Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness (2006), she asserts how the creative narration of the patient’s stories, supported by the medical knowledge of the doctors, make for an effective and potent tool for sharing and airing the narratives of illness and wellness. Continue reading Claiming and Acclaiming Afflictions: Narrative Medicine and the Articulation of Human Ailments

Kurisumasu, Omiyage, and Fitting-in: Third Monthsary of KAKEHASHI Journalists in Japan

Both students are part of what could only be described as the bravest batch of Asia KAKEHASHI Project exchange students. After their two-week quarantine period in the hotel, the participants were safely brought to their local chapters and now are about to celebrate their 3rd month of staying in Japan. Continue reading Kurisumasu, Omiyage, and Fitting-in: Third Monthsary of KAKEHASHI Journalists in Japan