Bodily Autonomy and Vaccination

A friend of mine recently asked how I write. Like everyone else who just sits down in front of the keyboard and hacks away, I was kind of dumbfounded as to how to answer this one, but a lot of it is being in the right place at the right time, and ruminating about it while in the gym and showering.

So, this week, I had a few epiphanies that came together, starting with a grim, unspoken truth at my cancer support group that I gave voice to: informed consent with deadly diseases is not possible. If you work in the medical industry, go back and read that statement a few times…