Tanya Marlow is an author, broadcaster, and campaigner with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), having been diagnosed in 2007. She writes about her illness and her Christian faith on the website Tanya Marlow - Thorns and Gold.
Books[edit | edit source]
Marlow wrote Coming Back to God When You Feel Empty: Whispers of Restoration From the Book of Ruth which intertwined her own journey with the Old Testament book of Ruth and was a contributor to the book Soul Bare, edited by Cara Sexton.
Magazines[edit | edit source]
Marlow has written for the online magazines She Loves Magazine, and Mudroom (US and worldwide), as well as The Spectator, Relevant Magazine.com (US), Premier Christianity Magazine (UK), Threads (UK), and BigBible.
Broadcaster[edit | edit source]
Marlow has been a broadcaster who has been featured in BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Devon, and UK’s Premier Christian Radio (audio), and Big Bible Project, BBC Spotlight, Change for ME documentary (video).
Campaigner[edit | edit source]
Marlow founded Compassionate Britain, a grassroots campaigning organization that unites Christians to speak up for disabled people against the government cuts affecting their essential support. "I campaign for disability rights and better treatment and funding for M.E. patients," stated Tanya Marlow.
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myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.