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Go Blue for MECFS and the Millions Missing!

goblueformecfs May 12Today is May 12, International MECFS Awareness Day.

I’m already wiped out from all the online awareness stuff I’ve been doing all day. But I wanted to share some of it here, on my online homebase.

goblueformecfs May 12I made lots of graphics!

There’s a social campaign called #goblueformecfs I really like. The idea to use the hashtag on a post of yourself wearing or with something blue. The blue ribbon for ME dates back to 1995.

It wasn’t hard for me to wear blue!

It was a nice chance to show all my blue textile arts projects.

photo by ZIlle Defeu of Midori performing at Feminas Potens in 2010. Suzanne Forbes is drawing in the background.I shared a little about what having MECFS has cost me.

Here’s a photo taken at Femina Potens in 2010, by Zille Defeu. Midori performing and me drawing in the background.

Victoria Copeland with Millions Missing pillowcase 2023

Victoria Copeland with Millions Missing pillowcase 2023.

MECFS affects millions of people of the Global Majority.

This is policy analyst, researcher, abolitionist praxis MSW and MECFS patient, Victoria Copeland. Vee is wearing her MEAction Still Sick Still Fighting shirt and lying on the Millions Missing pillowcase she made for the 2023 action in Washington DC. I asked her if I could share her picture with her info, because she deserves a treatment for this terrible disease.

GoBlueForMECFS art by Victoria Aronoff aka Stupid Sloth Cards May 12 2023

GoBlueForMECFS art by Victoria Aronoff aka Stupid Sloth Cards May 12 2023

This isn’t about me.

Personally. I’ve had a lot of life, a lot of lovers, and lots of my dreams came true. I’m one of the lucky ones… and one of the privileged ones. But #mecfs is a disease that strikes traumatized bodies, that strikes mostly AFAB people, including trans guys, that you have to convince your doctor you have. It’s a disease that invisibly disables and kills BIPOC people, and they almost never get help or justice. The #medicalracism is enormous. Vee deserves the life she wants and to do the work she wants to do in the world. The world needs her.

So please @goblueformecfs for young people, for aunties, for moms, for trans guys, who have never gotten any help.

Here are some resources:

MEAction’s Resource list.


Health Rising is our favorite site for ME research news

Deutsche Gesellschaft für ME/CFS (German Association for ME/CFS) Run by volunteers, that’s how fucking underfunded this disease is!

And there’s so much more to say, but I am exhausted.

Felicity Felicis models for Sketcherei!

Felicity Felicis modeling for Berlin life drawing studio Sketcherei. Felicity is a tall, curvaceous white woman in her 30s, with bright red hair. She is drawn in the style of a fashion illustration, and is wearing a leopard print mermaid gown with enormous gigot sleeves and a high neck. An enormous matching hat is angled across her head.I always love to join a session of Berlin’s hybrid burlesque life-drawing studio, Sketcherei.

Sketcherei supports performers and sex workers and always has great music and vibes. Insta here, upcoming events here! Alexandra Ru (aka Barsketcher) and her mom are running the sessions together, and I love that they offer zoom access.

felicity for Sketcherei in blue corset by Suzanne Forbes May 2 2023I finally caught a session with Felicity Felicis!

Felicity is one of the great entertainers and great beauties of Berlin, the rock’n’roll showgirl behind productions like The Sinner’s Saloon and The Theatre of Leeds. Her website is here!

I’ve drawn Felicity before, and actually made it IRL to her Sinner’s Saloon last month!

I’ll get those drawings up soon 🙂 Meanwhile, here she is in September 2019 and November 2019 .

I’m so grateful to my Patrons on Patreon, whose monthly financial support makes it possible for me to keep working and evolving as an artist, and to support artists’ models!

More Sketcherei sessions I’ve joined:

Sketcherei with Lolita Vavoom

Sketcherei with Chiqui Love.

Sketcherei with Berlin Strippers Collective and Akynos.

Sketcherei with Berlin Strippers Collective and Chiqui again!

Sketcherei with Dotti Moscati for Valentines 2022.

Ukrainian burlesque diva Daria