How Do We Study Our Own Illness?

Collective trauma doesn’t fit into academia

Anna Mercury

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Photo by Siora Photography on Unsplash

There’s a joke I’m about to butcher that goes something like this. One fish swims up to another fish and asks, “Hey, how’s the water?” The second fish stares at him blankly, then asks, “What the hell is water?”

We’re all swimming in stuff we fail to recognize: culture, conditioning, subtle psychological…

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