Hysterics is a blog (and podcast!), highlighting bodies outside the “norm.”

Alongside her own journey, Kate features other women and gender nonconforming folks voicing their experiences living in bodies often disregarded and misunderstood.

Hysterics Episode Six: Surviving and Thriving with Eliana Rodriguez

Eliana Rodriguez works at the intersection of ceramics and printmaking, two mediums with weighty connections to indigenous practice and colonial oppression. Through her use of brown clay, the symbols she employs and her deeply informed approach to her art, she creates work that ties back to her own heritage while creating opportunities for others to see themselves in her art. 

This is the fourth installment in a series of episodes in which ceramics artists discuss the ways that bodies, their own or our cultural perceptions of them, impact their work - and how their work is effected by the bodies of those that view or use them.



Closing the Chapter on Diagnosis


I finally found a diagnosis, a doctor I trust, and the closure I’ve needed. Now its time to get to work rebuilding the aspects of my life that I’ve lost.

Youtube creator and disability advocate Jessica Kellgren-Fozard

Youtube creator and disability advocate Jessica Kellgren-Fozard

Reclaiming Hysteria: Disability Advocates have embraced Youtube - but the feeling isn’t mutual.

Demonetization and algorithm bias can dramatically affect the income of disabled creators seeking to raise awareness and share their stories.


About Kate


Kate Averett is a writer and podcaster sparking unique discussion at the intersections of gender, disability, chronic and mental illness. Kate received her MA in Art History from UNC Chapel Hill with a focus on representations of hysteria in horror films and popular culture.



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