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'Girls' Theory of Female Pain: Are You The Wound?

We live in a world where we’re told to be empathetic, to share each other’s experiences and emotions. Often when it comes to female pain, we think of it as cliched… or right out of a scene from “Girls.” Author Leslie Jamison explores how we get there in her essay collection, “The Empathy Exams.”

Fusion’s Alicia Menendez sat down with Jamison to discuss the pain of others, how it affects the self and how we can become more empathetic. Check it out.

CREDIT: Victoria Moreno, Bianca Perez, Paola Bolano

'Girls' Theory of Female Pain: Are You The Wound?

We live in a world where we’re told to be empathetic, to share each other’s experiences and emotions. Often when it comes to female pain, we think of it as cliched… or right out of a scene from “Girls.” Author Leslie Jamison explores how we get there in her essay collection, “The Empathy Exams.”

Fusion’s Alicia Menendez sat down with Jamison to discuss the pain of others, how it affects the self and how we can become more empathetic. Check it out.

CREDIT: Victoria Moreno, Bianca Perez, Paola Bolano

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