Fashionably ill Turns 3! A Video to Celebrate

Fashionably ill turned 3!  Yay.  To celebrate, I recorded this.  In it, I share my three favorite memories with Fashionably ill readers (pictures included!) and my three goals for the future.  Below, is a list of the top 10 most popular articles since June 2012, when I started this blog.  (I would have posted this earlier but I had several interruptions: the car accident, nausea, and the shooting in Charleston.  After the shooting, I started a project to send cards to the families of the victims.  I’ll write about that project later if you’re interested in sending cards.)

Top 10 Articles by Popularity

#10 The Church, Depression, & Mental Illness: 3 Myths That Need To Go

#9  5 Good Ways Illness Changed Me

#8  8 Things NOT to Say to a Sick Person

#7 4 Tips for Avoiding Social Media Depression

#6 On Friends, NKOTB, Meeting Jordan Knight, & The Power of Words

#5  Disability ≠ Less Attractive (Part 1)

#4  NKOTB Prove “The Right Stuff” Comes in All Sizes

#3  Victim Blaming Happens to Sick People Too

being depressed and having things to do
being depressed and having things to do

#2 6 Ideas: How to Get Stuff Done When You’re Depressed


drumroll please…and the most popular one is…


5 Reasons People Abandon A Sick Friend

–Your Stylist, Jessica Gimeno


Hi, I have five illnesses--bipolar disorder, myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular autoimmune disease), endometriosis, 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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