Cover Photo: An image of a healthcare working staring straight into the camera
Photograph by Bermix Studio/Unsplash

Surviving Karen Medicine

How do you navigate a healthcare system that wasn't designed for you?

Somewhere in Louisianapeople are happy

really

want

ever

wouldone

becomes

I’m saying too much. She probably thinks I’m exaggerating.

Destiny O. Birdsong is a poet, fiction writer, and essayist whose work has either appeared or is forthcoming in African American Review, The Cambridge Companion to Transnational American Literature, Guernica, and elsewhere. Her debut poetry collection, Negotiations, will be published by Tin House Books in October 2020.