Blogs I Read

I'm wearing Pinup Girl's Erin Wiggle Dress!
I’m wearing Pinup Girl’s Erin Wiggle Dress!

FASHION:

The number one clothing website I recommend is Pinup Girl Clothing.  They make vintage-style clothes (’40s, ’50s, and ’60s).  I own a few outfits like this one, the Erin Wiggle Dress in Berry.  What I love about this website is that they make styles for every body type, which is evident in their diverse models from featuring sizes XS through 4X.  They even have a maternity line!

GREAT HEALTH WEBSITES:

photo.jpgWEGO Health Portal: Empowering Health Activists to Help Others

WEGO is a comprehensive network that builds community among bloggers (both patients and caretakers) who promote awareness for disabilities and illnesses of all kinds.

Laughing From My Sick Bed

A great blog from a woman with a tremendous sense of humor.  She has lived with CFIDS/ME/CFS, and Fibromyalgia since 1975.

header-300x63Ask a Bipolar

I write for Ask a Bipolar.  We were voted the third most popular bipolar blog.  Readers anonymously ask any questions they have about bipolar disorder.  I recently answered a question a college student asked, was it a mistake to tell her friends she has bipolar disorder?  You can read my response here.

Ability Chicago Info Blog

Great website for learning about resources for people with all kinds of disabilities–invisible and visible.  Also has crucial information about Americans with Disabilities Act.

PCOS Diva

A PCOS Diva knows that Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome isn’t the end of the road. She knows that with the right lifestyle change, she can sashay in and reclaim her fertility, femininity, health and happiness.  Amy Medling is a well-known PCOS Coach.

Bipolar Burble

This is one of the most insightful and well-written mental health blogs I’ve ever read.  She talks about the latest research in addition to blogging about practical tips like types of therapies for patients with bipolar disorder.

Lupus Sistas

This is a great website by a former journalist turned health advocate who is dedicated to creating lupus and autoimmune awareness among people of color.

My Cup Lifted

Through WEGO, I met Tammie who runs My Cup Lifted.  It’s an inspiring blog filled with Scripture and stories about her journey taking care of her ill daughter (diagnosed with WAGR as an infant).  It’s a great source of encouragement for caregivers.

Pajama Daze

This is a great resource for people with chronic illness who want to find careers that allow them to flourish despite chronic pain and fatigue.

Healthy Her: Because Women Are Soldiers

I stumbled upon the blog because the author (@TheAmandaLittle on Twitter) and I are “cysters.”  We both have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS.   Her website also gives women practical tips on staying healthy from workout routines to recipes.  She also tweets about mental illness.

Fibromylagia Coach, Tami Stacklehouse

Helping women with fibromyaglia, tired of being held prisoner in their own bodies, find hope and freedom.

Wheelmap

Living with limited mobility can be tiring.  In 2014 there are still many stores, restaurants, and commercial institutions that are not disability-accessible.  This is appalling given the fact the first President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law in 1990.  But thankfully this website allows people to mark and share vital information about places all over the world!

Just Mildly Medicated 

An entertaining blog by a 30-something military wife and mother of four children who happens to live with chronic illness.

 

color-makeup-1359703-mFABULOUS BEAUTY BLOGS:

Beauty and the Bullshit

Hilarious, enlightening blog from an ex-insider to the cosmetics industry.  She’s worked for and with some big brands and offers lessons that will help you make wise skincare and cosmetics decisions.  An interesting look into advertising and the American psyche.

Focal Point Beauty

This blog is run by a former student of mine, Kristine.  Kristine was the captain of my Mock Trial Team a few years ago.  Kristine is a cosmetics prodigy.  Her blog gives pictures of looks and step-by-step instructions that are easy to understand even if you’re a makeup novice.

 Beautylish: Beauty Tips, Hairstyles, Makeup Tutorials and Reviews

Well the blog title says it all.   This is a great website for makeup artists and novices alike.  In short, I love it!



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If you know a great blog that you think should be on the list, feel free to leave a comment below or tweet me: @JessicaGimeno.   

One thought on “Blogs I Read

  • February 28, 2017 at 10:27 am
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    Hi Jessica! My name is David! I heard your talk at the Disability & Intersectionality Summit and loved it! The mental health community really fails to address the intersection you addressed!

    On that note, I’m wondering if you could remind me what the name the resource you listed is to find a therapist in the NYC area if you’re Asian and/or speak a dialect of Chinese? I can’t for the life of me remember what it is, and I wanna be able to recommend it when needed.

    Thanks so much, and I’ll be sure to browse through your site!

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