Video of my Interview with AXSChat

UPDATE:  Missed it? Click here to watch.
Check out #AXSchat every Tuesday on Twitter!
Check out #AXSchat every Tuesday on Twitter!

Have you heard of AXSChat? On Tuesday, August 2, I was the guest at their twitter chat. On Twitter, you can search for them by looking up #AXSChat.  Their chat is all about disability and inclusion.  Before the chat, the wonderful hosts of AXSChat, Neil Milliken and Antonio Santos (Debra Ruh could not be there) interviewed me.  I talk about how helping someone suicidal at my previous job motivated me to start Fashionably ill ®.  We discuss how mental health is physical health and physical health is mental health.  I also talk about being stylish when you’re chronically ill and your weight is beyond your control.  We also discuss how both men and women have body image issues.  I learned a lot from the #AXSchat community.  Enjoy the video below!  And join the #AXSchat community on Tuesdays at 8 pm London/3 pm EST on Twitter.

Here is a tape of that interview we did using Google Hangout:


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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