“Electroshock” offers voice to three women who have undergone medically induced seizures: Polly, a 75-year-old housewife; Anita, a 52-year-old minister; and Barbara, a 44-year-old nurse. Their intimate testimonies interrogate the physical, emotional, and psychological complexities of electroshock therapy (ECT). Is electroshock an antidepressant or a form of violence against women?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Felicia Rose Chavez is a digital storyteller whose work features regularly on National Public Radio. She holds an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa and teaches creative writing and new media art as a Riley Scholar Fellow at Colorado College. Find her at www.feliciarosechavez.com.