Sick Chicks is a sisterhood made up of some of the most badass, body positive babes around dedicated to uniting and empowering women with illnesses and disabilities.
Whether you want to vent about chronic illness, have a speaker come to your school, or give us suggestions on how to improve - we want to hear from you! Reach out here!
Shira Strongin's original blog under the pen name "Sick Chick" is what gave her the idea to start this international community.
"I still enjoy writing about my life experiences and hope you find them enjoyable and insightful or just something to identify with."
Read it here.
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Our hope is that we are able to build a support network of strong young chronically ill and disabled young women who choose to make a positive difference in the world we live in. Sick Chicks is a place to showcase our abilities, passions, uniqueness and strengths with the hope of empowering others. Below is just a preview. Our community is strong! Click here to who else is taking part or contact me to join us.
"I started Emily's Fight in 2013 at just thirteen years old. It was my attempt to find solace when a serious, rare disease threatened to take everything from me. [...] As I grow up and move further past the times I once believed I would never get through, I am reminded of the fact that I am experiencing something few do. Instead of allowing this to isolate me, I've decided to make this website place of documentation and give my readers the insight I wish I had, not only about going through illness itself, but also about the mental impacts of coming out on the other end." // Emily Muller
Curvy Girls is a network of peer-led support groups that reduce the emotional impact of scoliosis by empowering girls through education, mutual support and acceptance to become leaders, make healthy lifestyle choices, improve self-esteem while giving back to the Curvy Girls community.
"I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Postural Orhostatic Tachycardia. I want to raise awareness about these illnesses and raise money for organizations that support the rare disease community. And because my life has been positively impacted by so many, most of all - I want to encourage everyone to give back." // Meredith Butenhoff