Over 310,000 people have watched Jennifer Brea’s TED talk so far | 23 January 2017.

Five years ago, Jennifer Brea became progressively ill with myalgic encephalomyelitis, a debilitating illness that severely impairs normal activities and on bad days makes even the rustling of bed sheets unbearable.

In this poignant talk – recorded at a TED conference last June but only released last week in the week before her film Unrest was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the States – Brea describes the obstacles she’s encountered in seeking treatment for her condition, whose root causes and physical effects we don’t fully understand, as well as her mission to document through film the lives of patients that medicine struggles to treat.

Well over 310,000 people have already viewed the talk on websites and through their social media.


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