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Abby Norman in conversation with Michele Lent Hisrch

  • Astoria Bookshop 31-29 31st Street Astoria, NY, 11106 United States (map)

Abby will be joined by Michele Lent Hirsch, who will also be discussing her book INVISIBLE: How Young Women with Serious Health Issues Navigate Work, Relationships, and the Pressure to Seem Just Fine. In Invisible: How Young Women with Serious Health Issues Navigate Work, Relationships, and the Pressure to Seem Just Fine, Lent Hirsch explores the often-ignored but substantial demographic of young women dealing with serious ailments in their 20s and 30s. Despite societal ideas of wellness, she writes, “young women are, statistically, the primary demographic for many major illnesses.” From cancer and autoimmune diseases, to chronic pain and mobility impairments, women are trying to forge careers, find love, have sex, build friendships, and plan a future, all while struggling in unexpected ways from serious health issues and unrealistic, often sexist expectations. 

Earlier Event: March 9
Books Are Magic
Later Event: March 18
Patient Awareness Day [Endofound]