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Keywords:

  • Nepal;
  • Tibet;
  • migration;
  • medical pluralism;
  • women's health;
  • disability;
  • subjectivity

SUMMARY

This article uses narrative ethnography centered on two individuals from Mustang, Nepal—their embodied experiences and subjectivities, including their understandings of birth and disability—to explore the ways that migration can alter senses of self and home, body and family, and what I call the realm of the possible. Although these stories emerge primarily through the voices of women, their narratives point toward a broader analysis about the relationship between place and well being, medicine and social change.