Should editors be interrogating the language of illness? We chat with Louise Bolotin about challenging normative narratives around cancer and terminal illness.
Listen to find out more about
- Louise Bolotin’s cancer diagnosis
- Why the language preferences of those with terminal illnesses aren’t homogenous
- Terms in the language of illness that can hurt and harm
- Why editors have a duty to challenge normative narratives that sugarcoat dying and death
- How asking how a person wants to talk about terminal illness is better than assuming
Louise Bolotin’s Facebook and LinkedIn statements
If you want to see how our guest and edibuddy talks about her cancer diagnosis and the language that surrounds it, or follow her Last Hurrah, take a look at these announcements, threads and pics on social media.
- Facebook: The Last Hurrah album
- Facebook: Statement about cancer diagnosis and language
- LinkedIn: Announcement about cancer diagnosis and language
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