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.  You can subscribe HERE.

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Sign up at for your Depression Tool Kit
Sign up at 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


Hi there! I am a patient advocate, writer, and public speaker most well known for my TEDx Talk, “How to Get Stuff Done When You Are Depressed.” As someone who is juggling 5 illnesses: bipolar 2, myasthenia gravis, endometriosis, psoriasis, and asthma, I’m passionate about helping people who navigate life with both chronic physical & emotional pain. If you’re interested in hiring me to speak at your event, check out the CONTACT tab.

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