Leland Chazen

Washington, U.S.

I have been acutely ill for the past 5 years. I have ME/Lyme Disease and Mitochondrial Disease. I am a poet and writer and Lyme disease advocate and activist. I love dancing, even its it's wobbling in my bed, singing, making art. If I got better right now, the first thing I would do is a serious happy dance in which I show off my magical moves. I would then give the biggest bear hugs (consensually of course) to my friends and family who have loved me and cared for me and stuck by my side through it all. I would get my booty in the streets and scream loudly about our insidious healthcare system!