Rivka Solomon is a writer and patient advocate for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). She resides in Massachusetts. In 1990, while studying international relations at graduate school, Solomon became ill with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and has remained ill since. Her advocacy work includes coordinating protests and writing articles about ME/CFS.
Articles, talks & interviews[edit | edit source]
- 2011, Ms Magazine - Rivka Solomon Acts Up, Chronic Fatigue Be Damned
- 2015, San Francisco Chronicle - Chronic fatigue syndrome recognized at last by Rivka Solomon
- 2015, Interviewed for Forgotten Plague documentary
- 2015, Often Bedridden For 25 Years, Advocate Welcomes NIH Move On Fatigue Syndrome for WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station
- 2016, Rivka Solomon speaks at #MillionsMissing protest in San Francisco.
- 2016, Why we shouldn’t call it ‘chronic fatigue syndrome’ by Rivka Solomon
- 2017, Rivka asks Senator Markey at Town Hall for NIH Funding
- 10 May 2017, "This Mother’s Day, We’re Fighting For Women’s Health Equality" in Ms. Magazine Blog
- 16 May 2019, Ronald G. Tompkins, MD, ScD, has a candid conversation with patient and advocate, Rivka Solomon - (Video)
- 2021, Interview for Brief But Spectacular, a PBS News Hour segment
- 8 May 2021, For years, my chronic illness kept me isolated. The pandemic helped me get closer to my community, in The Washington Post, Health Perspectives section
Books[edit | edit source]
- 2002, Take That, Ovaries!: Bold Females and Their Brazen Acts (Editor)
- A collection of non-fiction female empowerment stories
Online presence[edit | edit source]
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Learn more[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Rivka Solomon Acts Up, Chronic Fatigue Be Damned – Ms. Magazine". msmagazine.com. Retrieved September 10, 2019.
- "Forgotten Plague". facebook.com. Retrieved April 24, 2021.
- "Often Bedridden For 25 Years, Advocate Welcomes NIH Move On Fatigue Syndrome". wbur.org. Retrieved April 24, 2021.
- "Rivka Solomon, Disability Advocate". PBS NewsHour. April 22, 2021. Retrieved April 24, 2021.
- Solomon, Rivka (May 8, 2021). "For years, my chronic illness kept me isolated. The pandemic helped me get closer to my community". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 11, 2021.