I'm a huge fan of RuPaul's drag race, and I just watched the season 14 premiere. One of the queens this season lives with chronic kidney disease, and is a transplant recipient. She was talking about how a lot of her performance art is drawn from her experiences with chronic illness.
It made me feel so seen, to see someone in this position, in the spotlight, openly talking about their illness and how it has influenced their art. The more people we have talking about their transplant and health experiences, and bridging it with main stream culture, I feel like it's bringing it out of the shadows that much more. We can talk about health issues. We can talk about how they influence our art and our work and our lives, and it doesn't have to be a dark, depressing thing.