Medical Gaslighting, Patriarchal Standards Silencing The Voices Of Women In Pain – GirlTalk HQ

When it comes to chronic pain, the difference between tolerance and surrender lies in kindness – Kind Over Matter
Kindness makes a world of difference – Heartfulness Magazine

Quality of Life show

“As someone who has had battled chronic pain in one form or another for over 25 years, this books spoke to me in so many ways. I realized that not only were my experiences not unusual, the path to treatment and also finding others who understood was an experience shared by so many people.” – Books April Reads

“This book hits me because some of the closest people live though this and I live with chronic pain due to my scoliosis.” – Turn The Page
Nonfiction Books on Women in Pain – Free Air for Fish
Finding Connection: On Writing about Chronic Pain – Women Writers, Women’s Books

“A solid addition to the health feminism literary canon that digs into experiences of chronic illness and chronic pain, and dismissal, bias, and neglect in healthcare.” – While Reading and Walking

“After 20 years of coping with Crohn’s disease and autoimmune conditions, author Francesco Grossman finally realized she wasn’t alone.” – Pain News Network

“All in all, Not Weakness: Navigating the Culture of Chronic Pain by Francesca Grossman is a part memoir/part journalism book that successfully sets out to show what living with constant sores and aches is really like.” – Chick Who Reads Everything

What Writers Should Know About the Culture of Chronic Pain – Writer’s Digest

Interview – The IndieView

“I’m happy to be able to feature this book today as it’s an issue near and dear to my heart.” – Holly M Bryan

Shame and Pain – DIY MFA

Not Weakness: Navigating the Culture of Chronic Pain – Sanctuary Magazine

“Not Weakness is an enlightening, personalized study of the world of chronic pain.” – Foreword Reviews

“Definitely important work and a must read, not just for patients, but also health care professionals.” – Goodreads Lelania

Interview – OM Times

“I recommend Not Weakness, Navigating the Culture of Chronic Pain to all of us who are a part, knowingly or not, of that culture. And I enthusiastically say it be read before every woman makes her next doctor’s appointment.” – Concord Clayton Pioneer

Doctors Dismissed My Pain For 8 Years Before Finding My Cancer – mindbodygreen

“Francesca Grossman shares her experience with chronic pain and navigating the many layers of a disease that most don’t understand.” – Happiness through Hardship

“Imbued with a deep respect for the women who tell their #stories, as well as a healthy skepticism of the #healthcare world, Not Weakness is a galvanizing #memoir about living and loving with chronic pain” – Love My Books 2020