Janet Jay’s Best Of

The Best:

Published Journalism & Photography

Pain: Chronic / Words: Iconic blog posts

Click around this “Best Of” slideshow or scroll down to see the most read pieces on this here site.

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How To Use Pain Scales To Explain Your Pain (Even Though It Sucks)

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How To: Dating With Chronic Pain or Dating With Invisible Disabilities

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The Best Quotes About Chronic Pain, Disability & Mental Heath

Check out my other quote pages too: about self care for invisible illness, about joy and chronic pain, about

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Chronic Pain & Trouble Sleeping: Why a Sleep Routine May Be the Help For Insomnia You’ve Been Seeking

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Free Sleep Routine Printables!

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Check out my Etsy for more printable goodness!

Why You Should Keep a Medical Log: Free Printable & Spreadsheet

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Chronic Pain, Weight and the Challenge of Getting Through the Damn Day

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6 Crucial Questions People With Disabilities Should Ponder Before Getting a Dog

(This piece was also published in The Mighty!)

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The Best of Janet Jay’s Journalism

Best of and most beloved by me. Some of these are very old, fair warning, and some exist only in screenshots (RIP, most of the sites I wrote for in my 20s.)

The U.S. Pain Foundation’s INvisible Project (I have written for them for 8 years and am now an editor of this magazine!) A couple of my favorites from over the years include:

Steve Bannon—The Man, the Myth, the Asshole: Donald Trump’s top advisor is a loathsome human being

Defiant Media, 2017

Metro Pulse, 2008: (This was my first published feature, and the alt-weekly it was published in is now gone. Click through to read it and see my first published photography, too!)