Chronic Illness Voices on Instagram

Chronic illness was not always apart of my story. The last 4 years has changed my life in a way I could’ve never foreseen. While the journey has not been an easy one; I am absolutely grateful for all that I’ve learned. I did not learn as much as I did without the assistance of…

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Does What We Eat Really Matter?

I remember a time when I never really consciously considered what I ate outside of “does this taste good?” Growing up in a large family, food was a necessity and my parents main concern was balance and buying what they could afford. I think it goes without saying that the affordable foods are always the…

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Navigating Chronic Illness – Life After Diagnosis Live

Hey y’all! I’m so excited to announce that myself and Lorna Finn of http://www.cystumofcurves.com are partnering to present a special live about chronic illness! Join us as we have an open conversation about advocating for your health, love & relationships, resources and more! Save the date! 1/7/2020 7:30 PM EST. http://instagram.com/apyblog http://instagram.com/cystumorcurves I hope to…

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Recap: The Chronicon

If you’re an avid reader of my blog (first of all thank you!) then you are super familiar with The Chronicon and what it is since I interviewed the creator Nitika Chopra here. Check it out to get all the tea on how The Chronicon was born! Leading up to The Chronicon I had been…

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Curvy Spotlight: Chronic Illness Advocate Nitika Chopra & Creator of the Chronicon

While social media is full of many things to distract us, I try to curate my timeline so that it’s something worth me viewing when I open up my app. That’s why when I was introduced to Nitika Chopra’s Instagram page I knew following her would be a good choice. Meet Nitika: Nitika is a…

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Unpacking my Abelism- How My Disability Taught Me

Ableism is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as: “discrimination or prejudice against individuals with disabilities”. While that definition may seem neat and succinct; ableism behavior is so much deeper than that. Beyond the most obvious forms of prejudice such as believing people with disabilities aren’t capable of living life; there is the subtle aspects of…

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Disability: Unpacking Stigmas, Misconceptions & Truths

Recently, I just received a handicap placard for my car. Now, to know me is to know the struggle I’ve had with accepting anything related to disability and handicap. So much so that it took me 9 months to get that placard for my car though I had clearance from my doctor for quite some…

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Chronic Illness & Intimacy: The Struggle

Chronic illness changes everything When the discussion of intimacy has occurred between myself and my girlfriends; I’ve undoubtedly been pegged “the go to”. I am so comfortable talking to, my sisters from another mister about the topic because I absolutely know how important intimacy is in a marriage. And when I say intimacy I don’t…

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Health Chronicles: Dry Skin, Hair Thinning, Chronic Fatigue O My!

Life has had its ups and downs for me if you’ve followed this blog long enough! And even if you are new, you’ll pick up on that very quickly! A few months ago I wrote an article discussing the other symptoms of hypothyroidism besides the most talked about- weight gain. You can actually check that…

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Moving On: The Journey of Healing

A month ago I sat down at the very laptop I’m typing on right now, and explained that I needed to focus on my health journey and my healing. I was in the depths of a depressive episode and didn’t feel compelled to be blogging a la Carrie Bradshaw. And though my depressive episode is…

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