The answer: TB
October 22, 2014 2:40 AM   Subscribe

While volunteering for the Peace Corps in Ukraine in 2010, I contracted a severe version of drug-resistant tuberculosis. Two years of painful, isolating treatment taught me the vital role social media may play in finally eradicating this disease.

Inconspicuous Consumption, a longform autobiographical essay.
posted by Joe in Australia (4 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
That was a good read. My only quibble is the introduction - having webcam sex - is never resolved. I have the feeling it was used as a device to get the reader's attention, which is fair enough. But it gets left behind and is sort of incongruous.

Great writing, though. Good for her.
posted by Nevin at 6:02 AM on October 22, 2014 [2 favorites]

I wish she'd delved into the social media aspects more, as well; if the hook is social media, a more comprehensive discussion might have been justified.

It was really interesting, though. And horrifying.
posted by suelac at 8:38 AM on October 22, 2014 [1 favorite]

Bravo to whoever wrote that title/headline.
posted by straight at 9:03 AM on October 22, 2014 [1 favorite]

that was amazing.
posted by lokta at 6:22 PM on October 24, 2014

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