My Interview with Voices for Change Is Up

0e4e1a_9797f731a5ed4e9abd221dba1d047768-mv2Yesterday, you may have heard my interview on Sirius XM.  If not, here’s a link to listen to my interview on Voices For Change podcast by clicking here. I myself was gone at the first debate tournament of the new school year.  I coach high school debate; mercifully this tournament was only 11 hours long.  After the competition, I listened to the interview while having dinner with my mom at Panera.  It is 66 minutes long but a lot of fun.  Hosts Rebecca and Joe Lombardo (wife and husband team) and producer Shane Shultz didn’t just ask me about bipolar disorder, depression coping mechanisms, and polycystic ovarian syndrome and myasthenia gravis, we talked pop culture.  They asked me about my top three favorite movies and bands, which I think is great. Too often we have a tendency to reduce people to their illnesses.  I also talk about why I started Fashionably ill ® in 2012 and what drives me to advocate despite my fatigue and chronic pain.

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–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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