This digital storytelling project might have changed my perspective on my life. As my final project illustrates, I had always seen my asthma as a burden on my life; however, I fought this feeling and decided to try boxing this year to test to see if my feeling was right or wrong. I had this… Read More

Digital Post by Penny Locke Over the last 12 weeks in HLTD54H3, I had the opportunity to learn about health and illness as they intersect with Toronto, Ontario, but more specifically, Scarborough; the place and space where I was born, raised and currently live in. This seminar provided me with deeper insights to health and… Read More

Digital Post by Katana Rider I can’t believe the semester is over. I started HLTD54 with my program advisor surprised that a student with a biomedical background was taking a health humanities D level course. Through my years in UofT Scarborough, I took many science and statistic related courses that gave me a specific definition… Read More

Digital post by Wonder Woman Rebecca Garden’s article “Whom Speaks for Whom” (2015) argues that health humanities seeks to advocate for underrepresented patients, those whose illness experiences are often overlooked. She expresses while representation in health humanities is a well-intentioned way of attempting to give voice to such patients, it may also, in turn, reinforce stigma.… Read More

Podcast by Yirby In this podcast, Yirby describes how reading Catherine Hernandez’s novel Scarborough might help reveal shared elements of illness writing in other surprising texts, like Full Metal Alchemist.   Take a listen here:… Read More

Post by HLTD50 student ShalsHealth            To say that I am moved by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Ted Talk “The Danger of a Single Story” would be an understatement. In this lecture, Adichie talks about stereotyping and how today’s society tends to categorize individuals based off of a single story that we hear. Having lived in Scarborough… Read More