I’ll Be Back Soon…Thanks for Being Patient

be-back-soonHi, I just wanted to reach out to Fashionably ill ® readers.  Last Thursday, my paternal grandmother passed away.  It’s hard for me to write right now on top of everything else.  I am focusing on self-care at this time–talking to my therapist, exercising, and watching comedies.  As you know, exercise and the act of laughing release endorphins, the feel good hormones, which combat stress.  This is good for people with depression or bipolar disorder (like myself).  God-willing, I’ll be back soon.  Thank you for your patience.

–Your Stylist, Jessica Gimeno


I need your vote!  Please endorse me in the Fifth Annual WEGO Health Activist Awards. I have been nominated in three categories: Health Activist Hero, Best in Show Blog, and Best in Show Facebook.  Fashionably ill ® and I were Finalists for Hero and Best in Show Blog during the previous two competitions.  To endorse me, just go HERE and click on the purple button beneath my picture (goofy picture of me using medicine bottles as curlers) and type in your email address.  Do it three times–once per category.  Voting ends October 21st.  The three nominees who have the most endorsements in each category automatically become finalists.  Thank you!
Please endorse me in the 5th Annual WEGO Health Activist Awards!
Please endorse me in the 5th Annual WEGO Health Activist Awards!


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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