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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

A Woman Who Dared, with ME

It was late afternoon, and I could barely get my body out of bed. It wasn't that I lacked the desire to get up or that my limbs couldn't function. I just didn't have the cellular energy to power up my muscles. I couldn't do anything except lie flat. Even that was exhausting. This state of sheer debilitation was not new to me. And it hadn't been going on for days or weeks. It had been a decade.

Rivka Solomon

Despite Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Rivka Solomon has used her skills as a writer and activist to bring attention to women’s stories of courage.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome." (Viewed on December 17, 2017) <https://jwa.org/tags/chronic-fatigue-syndrome>.

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