Abby Norman on Chronic Pain, Mental Health, and Doctors Who Don’t Believe Women


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This week’s episode features a long, wide-ranging interview with author and science writer Abby Norman. We talk about chronic pain and illness, doctors who don’t believe women, mental health, and so much more.

Abby Norman is a science writer based in New England. Her work has been featured in Harper’s, The Independent, Literary Hub, Atlas Obscura, Medium, and others. She’s been interviewed and profiled by NPR, Playboy, Glamour, The New York Times, Forbes, and many other international media outlets. Her debut book, ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS: A QUEST TO MAKE DOCTORS BELIEVE IN WOMAN’S PAIN, has been praised by The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, Book Riot, Bust Magazine, Bitch Magazine, and others. She’s the host of a daily podcast, Let Me Google That, on and lives on the coast of Maine.

You can find Abby online at, on Twitter @abbymnorman, and Instagram @abbymnorman. And you can listen to her daily podcast Let Me Google That on

You can pick up her book ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS wherever books are sold.

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