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For close to three years Glancy suffered from a debilitating illness. She describes her attempts to get help from doctors as frustrating, exhausting and invalidating. Despite her profound weakness, she sought help from many health practitioners, hoping for one of them to believe that what she was experiencing was real, and to have an answer. Glancy was subjected to numerous tests such as CT scans, EEGs, EKGs, colonoscopies and more. Still, the diagnosis remained elusive. She discovered that tracking what was drawing her attention offered hints to what was going on inside her body. Ultimately, despite the advances in western medicine and the extensive capabilities of computers, machines, and the internet, the cause of her illness was discovered with one very simple test. Glancy draws a parallel between her experience and the condition of our modern society. She asserts that the growing cases of uncommon illnesses, allergies, and sensitivities are not being adequately addressed. “There are those among us who are saying something is wrong with the way that we’re living…and there are those naysayers who are very complacent…and there are those among us who are sounding that clarion call.” (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)
Gabrielle Glancy is an award-winning poet and translator whose work has appeared in The New Yorker and The Paris Review among other publications. She’s also a top expert in getting high school students into college. She is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Host: Justine Willis Toms Interview Date: 3/26/2015 Program Number: 3538
From Album: Weya Artist: René Jenkins 2014 VibeTherapy Records, www.VibeTherapy.org
Opening Essay: Track 03 Udu Moi NoodlesMusic Break 1: Track 03 Udu Moi Noodles (reprise)Music Break 2: Track 01 Koi Music Break 3: Track 04 Water Drops
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