Blackfishing the IUD
Book-length essay and podcast by Caren Beilin
Wolfman Books 2019
Blackfishing the IUD is a daring and demanding, collaboratively-written memoir by author, Caren Beilin, about reproductive health and the IUD, gendered illness, medical gaslighting, and activism in the chronic illness community. Rhapsodic and unabashedly polemical, Beilin scrutinizes the literary, artistic, and medical history of Rheumatoid Arthritis, as she considers the copper IUD’s role in triggering her sudden onset of chronic autoimmunity. As the title makes abundantly clear, the book is an argument that the copper IUD is sickening quite a lot of women — and that we listen first and foremost to women’s testimony to begin to resolve it.
I worked as the publication designer and publisher on this project, as well as an executive producer of the companion podcast, produced by independent audio producer, Claire Mullen.
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ABOUT CAREN BEILINCaren Beilin is the author of Blackfishing the IUD (Wolfman Books, 2019) and Spain (Rescue Press, 2018). Her shorter prose has been published in various places including Fence, Territory, The Offing, and Dreginald.
Her forthcoming novel, Revenge of the Scapegoat will be released by Dorothy, a publishing project in 2022.www.carenbeilin.com