Medical Communication  

The #BurstTheBubble Initiative focuses on medical communications for a few reasons:
  • It educates people, humanizes patients, and connects diverse groups on a shared struggle
  • It lays the groundwork for mutual respect and future interpersonal communication
  • ​It offers an opportunity to connect with and understand other people's stories
  • Narrative is important to medicine and healing.​
Our main methods for discussing medical communications are twofold:
  • Our very own Annie Sallee's podcast, College Chronicles, a podcast about everyday life and chronic illness.
  • Our Medical Narrative Zines, which focus on diversity of medical experience and common ground (Curious what a zine is? Learn more over here.)
Medical Communication Victories


Medical Narrative Zines
The IDH uses zines whenever it can because of its accessibility; This "genre" of communication -- by nature -- is malleable, open-ended, and variable, much like a person or group's medical experience. With this zine collection, the IDH focused on unseen struggles and how it might influence a person's ability to communicate their story.
What is College Chronicles?
​The College Chronicles were incepted to tackle the intersection of college and everyday life with chronic illness and medical barriers. Hosted and Produced by Annie Sallee, this podcast tackles a variety of topics and welcomes new guests regularly to ensure a diversity of shared experience. ​
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More Episodes Forthcoming!