Author: Odette Zero

Odette Zero is a senior studying Anthropology and Global Health. She is interested in the intersection between medicine and culture in indigenous communities and individual experiences. She believes in the power of narrative to change the structural systems that maintain health inequalities and advocacy through impactful writing.

Illness Narratives in Anthropology

She had talked to her the day before, and she had seemed so healthy. She was only slightly past her due-date, and now she was dead. The baby too. How could this have happened? It might have been that guy down the road- people say that he practices black magic. This is an adaptation from