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Lauren Nathan-Lane

“Self-care when you’re long term sick is incredibly important but sadly the idea of self-care seems to have been hijacked by the more toxic side of ‘wellness’. In this chapter I’ll discuss what self/care might look like if we move away from the expectation of always having to self/care alone and move more towards mutual aid and community care.”

From ‘It’s time we got more radical about care’– included in the showcase

“The book explores a different topic each chapter and brings a mix of humour alongside the sometimes challenging topics and themes. Lauren writes with the main hope that those who are either new to long term illness or are long term veterans to illness, will feel an affinity and perhaps, feel less alone. This particular extract questions what self-care might look like for those who are ill or struggling in other ways.” From the Introduction