Hear Me Speak Saturday, November 5th, “Breaking Down Barriers in Asian-American Mental Health”

7176728348_6c9d52d059_bI’m really excited to be speaking at the first-ever Disability Intersectionality Summit this Saturday, November 5th.  While the Summit is being held in Boston, I am presenting virtually.  You can watch from your computer and purchase tickets (in person or virtual tickets) here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disability-intersectionality-summit-tickets-28151448741

The name of my speech is “Breaking Down Barriers in Asian-American Health.”  I’ll be sharing a bit of my story and talking about how mental health professionals, patients, and their loved ones can better understand each other.

–Your Stylist, Jessica Gimeno

 

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P.S.  One more thing, THANK YOU, to everyone who nominated me and/or voted for me in the 5th Annual WEGO Health Activist Awards!  Yesterday, I found that I am a Finalist for Health Activist Hero.  This is the third consecutive year that I have been a Finalist.  Regardless of the outcome, I want to thank everyone for taking the time to recognize my work!

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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