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Colgate University

This 2nd edition features a reorder of 12 essay’s from the 1st edition by more thoughtful consideration, to draw new connections between these powerful texts. In this, Johanna Hedva’s Sick Women Theory becomes an anchor point for the reading (or re-reading) of the second edition. Hedva’s text thoughtfully speaks to the intersections of who “sick women” are and how their “sickness” is prescribed by “our current regime of neoliberal, white-supremacist, imperial-capitalist, cis-hetero-patriarchy.” Each of the following authors speaks to their own unique “sickness” that serves as a boundless source of strength, resistance, and creative energy; in their reclamation of what would otherwise be disregarded as failure.