"...I felt a solidarity with so many of these voices, as well as challenged and woken up."
A unique mix of stories from health care providers, health care seekers, and profiles of queer and trans friendly clinics, this book deals with issues close to my heart: sex workers' rights, trans rights, and drug and alcohol abuse in our communities. But, truly, it's the quality of the writing in these pages that blew me away. As a queer who has rarely had health insurance, I felt a solidarity with so many of these voices, as well as challenged and woken up. The Remedy is poetry at its most radical and engaged. - Ariel Gore, author of The End of Eve
"...the collection of healing and solidarity queers desperately need."
The Remedy is a bandage lovingly placed on the open wounds of every LGBTQAI person afraid of going to a doctor. This book does not just ask doctors to follow the oath of "first do no harm"; it also demands medical practitioners respect, understand, and affirm our queer lives, bodies, and families. The Remedy is the collection of healing and solidarity queers desperately need. —Sassafras Lowrey, author of Lost Boi
"...a must-read for doctors, nurses, and and others who care for queer and trans patients"
I loved reading The Remedy – what a wonderful compilation of diverse voices! This anthology demonstrates just how important it is for queer and trans people to tell their stories, and for the health care community to listen. It's a must-read for doctors, nurses, therapists, and others who care for queer and trans patients, and for students training to become the next generation of health care providers. —Laura Erickson-Schroth, MD, and editor of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves
"The candour in this collection filled me with that relief and gratitude one senses from feeling deeply seen."
The Remedy is a book to give to anyone working in health care, to queer and trans friends struggling to find their voice through an illness, to your straight parents and queer or trans children. The candour in this collection filled me with that relief and gratitude one senses from feeling deeply seen. Here are quintessential stories of queer and trans people navigating our health care and medical systems. If you’re queer or trans, these confidences will be nothing short of healing. If you’re a medical practitioner, they’ll be vital. - Michael V. Smith, author of My Body Is Yours
"...a rich tapestry of narratives across the spectrum of human sexuality and genders"
A welcome trend in clinical education and practice involves inviting patients and clients to tell their own stories of identity, illness, health care and resilience in their own words, to both learners and practitioners. The Remedy provides a rich tapestry of narratives across the spectrum of human sexuality and genders, and includes descriptions of innovations from committed health professionals who address the many gaps in providing attuned, informed care to queer and trans people. —Allan Peterkin, MD, and co-author of Caring for Lesbian and Gay People: A Clinical Guide
"...a community of people who truly believe that the barriers to medical access that LGBTQIA people face are unjust but changeable."
The best kind of waiting-room reading, The Remedy brings together many voices to offer something we often don't find through our health-care providers. Zena Sharman has collected points of view from many sides of medical interactions, creating a community of people who truly believe that the barriers to medical access that LGBTQIA people face are unjust but changeable. —Rae Spoon, singer-songwriter and author of First Spring Grass Fire