Top 10 Fashionably ill Articles of 2014

It’s been a wonderful year of blogging; I’ve gotten to know so many readers through Twitter and Facebook.  Fashionably ill’s Facebook page is  now at 1,099 followers!  From articles on working with chronic illness to social media depression and meeting New Kid on the Block, Jordan Knight, 2014 was very memorable.

Here are the Top 10 Articles of 2014

#10    6 Things NOT To Say To a Sick Woman About Her Appearance

#9     Work & Chronic Illness (Part 1): 4 Things NOT To Say To Sick People

#8    Who Am I? The Chronically Ill Person’s Identity Crisis

#7    5 Good Ways Illness Changed Me

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

#5    Victim Blaming Happens To Sick People Too

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

#3     4 Tips for Avoiding Social Media Depression

#2     Disability ≠ Less Attractive

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#1     5 Reasons People Abandon a Sick Friend

This article really struck a chord with people–over forty readers left stories in the comments section about losing friends after getting ill, having a stroke, or become paralyzed after an accident.

Join My New Year’s Eve Party!

I’ll be seeing some of you on Wednesday, December 31 (starts 7 am EST) during SyFy’s two-day Twilight Zone Marathon.  If you don’t have New Year’s Eve plans yet, consider joining us here! Last year, 50 people from around the world attended on Facebook.  No one should have to be alone on New Year’s.

–Your Stylist, Jessica Gimeno


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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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