I got monkeypox at my first pride party in years. The physical pain was excruciating — but the intrusiveness of self-loathing felt worse.

I got monkeypox at my first pride party in years. The physical pain was excruciating — but the intrusiveness of self-loathing felt worse.

Insider’s Joel Marino got monkeypox in July. It hurts so bad that sometimes I can’t even lie down. Marino says the stigma is scary — with monkeypox, people see you differently. This is Marino’s story, as insider Hilary Brooker tells it. loading Something is loading. I spent most of June in isolation from COVID-19, and …

I got monkeypox at my first pride party in years. The physical pain was excruciating — but the intrusiveness of self-loathing felt worse. Read More »