I’m Chronically Ill. The Lockdown Makes Me Feel Accepted.

My normal life is defined by limitations. Now that’s the case for everyone else.

Meera Vijayann
Elemental

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Photo: Olivier Douliery/Getty Images

A few days after Governor Ralph Northam’s stay-at-home order took effect in Virginia, my husband Dan stopped shaving. He usually wore a suit to work, was clean-shaven, and organized. But a week later, I watched him down bowls of

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Meera Vijayann
Elemental

I write essays on health, culture, and womanhood. Published in Entropy Magazine, Catapult, the Guardian and more. On Instagram and Twitter: @meeravijayann