Health Science

Jamila Rizvi & Rosie Waterland Want Us All To Be More Honest About Getting Sick

Every person in this world will be touched by mental or physical illness. Jamila and Rosie are just two of them. Here are their takeaways from an emotional and candid conversation about what it means to have a broken body or a broken brain.

By Natalie Cornish

Health Science

Every person in this world will be touched by mental or physical illness. Jamila and Rosie are just two of them. Here are their takeaways from an emotional and candid conversation about what it means to have a broken body or a broken brain.

By Natalie Cornish

In their lifetime, every person in this world will be touched by mental or serious physical illness. If it’s not you personally then it will be someone you know and love.

Yet becoming, and being, sick isn’t something we talk about very often – and certainly not something we talk about very well. Future Women’s Editor-at-Large Jamila Rizvi (who was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour) and comedian, author and screenwriter Rosie Waterland (who has battled depression) are on a mission to change that.

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You’ve hit the glass ceiling. And our paywall.

Help us smash it by becoming a Future Woman for as little as $4 a month.

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