Illustration by Anuj Shrestha

Worrying About Worrying About Lyme Disease

One mother reckons with her fear of the illness — and why it freaks us all out so much

amy brill
Elemental
Published in
11 min readJun 24, 2019

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This story is part of “Tickpocalypse,” a multi-part special report.

LLike most people, I can catalog periods of my life by the things I feared, both physical and existential. As a child I was afraid of normal stuff — the…

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amy brill
Elemental

Writer, traveler, mother, napper, author of The Movement of Stars. amybrill.com