A Character Trait Earned from Chronic Conditions: Endurance

I hate needles.

I’m sure it comes as a result of injections — meant as treatment for a neurological vocal disorder — that in my late teens muted my voice for a month a time…

Sarah Stankorb is a contributor to GEN. Other works in The Washington Post, Marie Claire, Glamour, O, and The Atlantic. @sarahstankorb www.sarahstankorb.com

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Sarah Stankorb

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Sarah Stankorb is a contributor to GEN. Other works in The Washington Post, Marie Claire, Glamour, O, and The Atlantic. @sarahstankorb www.sarahstankorb.com

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