Meet The Original Sick Chick
When I started writing under the pen name “Sick Chick” close to eight years ago I was insecure and ashamed about my illness. I banked on the safety of being anonymous to process my experiences on this platform. That did not last for long though as my blog gained popularity quickly even being picked up by an East Coast based nonprofit, and I started receiving invitations to speak at national conferences. I wish I could say that my first thought was excitement, but truthfully it was more along the lines of, “Oh $h*t.”
Looking back this was the best thing that ever happened to me though.
Patients are too often taught to cope, but I’ve found there’s a certain level of complacency in coping. I wanted to create a space to transform this into empowerment and unity for young women because being a young woman is hard enough without the added stress of illness - imagine having to fight your own body on top of fighting the patriarchy. So, after “coming out of the disability closet” about three years ago my personal blog became grew into this incredible international sisterhood.
Welcome to the family!