Fashionably ill is Going Through Puberty

Fashionably ill is going through puberty
what’s happening?!?

Some of you may have noticed changes with the website recently–some of these changes might be a little confusing and dizzying.  The good news, however, is that they are only temporary.  Fashionably ill is going through puberty.  When it’s finished, Fashionably ill will be better than ever.  In the mean time, I ask for your patience.  Also, if you have subscribed to my newsletter, you should have received an email with your free gift.  

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Sign up at www.jessicagimeno.com for your Depression Tool Kit
Sign up at www.jessicagimeno.com for your Depression Tool Kit

One of the biggest changes I made to the website is adding opt-in boxes so that readers who subscribe to my new bimonthly newsletter can get a free Depression Tool Kit.  You can subscribe whether you’re on a laptop, tablet, or mobile phone.  One obstacle I used to experience during depression was not being able to remember what coping tools I used the last time I was depressed.  That’s why I decided to create this kit–it comes with a map of 10 strategies for getting stuff done when you’re depressed.  You can keep it in your dresser drawer and pull it out on difficult days.  The kit also includes 4 scripts for initiating difficult conversations about depression with friends, employers, and professors.  I find that people with depression or bipolar disorder sometimes don’t know how to do things like ask a professor for an extension on a paper, tell an employer what accommodations they need, or explain what they’re feeling to friends.  Because it’s difficult, we shy away from these sticky conversations and are often branded as unreliable and end up isolated.  With my kit, you’ll be able to engage in these conversations and build a support network.  Also, people who subscribe to my newsletter will be the first to get updates like my TEDx Talk, which I’ll be emailing as soon as it’s uploaded.

Can you tell me which famous person is playing the best friend in this 1960’s Clearasil® commercial?

–Your Stylist, Jessica Gimeno

JessicaGimeno

Hi, I have five illnesses--bipolar disorder, myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular autoimmune disease), polycystic ovarian syndrome, asthma, and psoriasis. Most of the organs in my body are affected. I'm dedicated to being a stylist for sick women. As someone who has experienced changes in my appearance due to my 12 meds (including Prednisone), I know how hard it can be when your face and body change overnight. (In fact, because of treatment, between 2008 to 2010, I went from a size 0 to a size 10. While I lost the weight, there are permanent changes in my face and body, which I've grown to appreciate.) My blog will also help women deal with other issues like surviving chronic pain and fatigue. Healthy people can also use this blog as a window into what life with illness is like. Let this website be a place where we can draw strength from each other despite our illnesses and find solutions to our everyday challenges!

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