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St John the Evangelist154 Somerset Street West
7:00pm

Book Launch: BLEED 

With Tracey Lindeman
Hosted by Julie S. Lalonde

Book Launch: BLEED 

With Tracey Lindeman
Hosted by Julie S. Lalonde
20
Monday
Mar
7:00pm
St John the Evangelist
154 Somerset Street West
Special Limited Seating Event
Free
Tracey Lindeman - Photo by Benjamin Cruz

Join us for a scorching examination of how we treat endometriosis today with host Julie S. Lalonde in conversation with author and journalist Tracey Lindeman about her new book, BLEED: Destroying Myths and Misogyny in Endometriosis Care.

 

Have you ever been told that your pain is imaginary? That feeling better just takes yoga, CBD oil, and the blood of a unicorn on a full moon? That’s the reality of the more than 190 million people suffering the excruciating condition known as endometriosis. This disease affecting one in ten cis women and uncounted numbers of others is chronically overlooked, underfunded, and misunderstood ? and improperly treated across the medical system. Discrimination and medical gaslighting are rife in endo care, often leaving patients worse off than when they arrived.

Journalist Tracey Lindeman knows it all too well. Decades of suffering from endometriosis propelled the creation of BLEED ? part memoir, part investigative journalism, and all scathing indictment of how the medical system fails patients. Through extensive interviews and research, BLEED tracks the modern endo experience to the origins of medicine and how the system gained its power by marginalizing women. Using an intersectional lens, BLEED dives into how the system perpetuates misogyny, racism, classism, ageism, transphobia, fatphobia, and other prejudices to this day.

BLEED isn’t a self-help book. It’s an evidence file and an eye-opening, enraging read. It will validate those who have been gaslit, mistreated, or ignored by medicine and spur readers to fight for nothing short of revolution.

 

PLEASE NOTE: For the safety and comfort of all patrons, masks are required to attend in person. This event will also be available as a live-stream directly from this page.

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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