The ailments, agist stereotypes, and ultimate end-point of death itself rarely figure in the minds of the young. Until, that is, the long-term consequences of our short-term denial become more and more obvious as the years pass.
Caryn Kseniya Rubanovich
Caryn Kseniya Rubanovich received her A.B. in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis, and her M.S. in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University where she studied clinician-patient relationships. Her work has been featured in Adios Barbie, Everyday Feminism, and Voice in Bioethics. Caryn is passionate about utilizing technology to overcome barriers in clinical care.
Posts by Caryn Kseniya Rubanovich
The real Elvis is American, remember, and America is a consumer society. The desires we project, the stuff we buy—that is what feels real to us. It lets us have any Elvis we want. He left plenty of kitsch in his wake, plenty of pseudo-religion, plenty of Elvis jokes—but he was not, is not, a joke. He lived our contradictions, released our inhibitions, and lost himself in the process.