Episode 91

Published on:

11th May 2022

Editing the language of illness: With Louise Bolotin

Should editors be interrogating the language of illness? We chat with Louise Bolotin about challenging normative narratives around cancer and terminal illness.

Listen to find out more about

  • Louise Bolotin's cancer diagnosis
  • Why the language preferences of those with terminal illnesses aren't homogenous
  • Terms in the language of illness that can hurt and harm
  • Why editors have a duty to challenge normative narratives that sugarcoat dying and death
  • How asking how a person wants to talk about terminal illness is better than assuming

Note: Louise Bolotin died in 2022. We're grateful for the time she gave us on this podcast.

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‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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