Having a Chronic Illness Helped Me Prepare for the Uncertainty of the…

Managing ulcerative colitis means accepting the unpredictability of life.Share on PinterestChortling filled the air as my 1-year-old ran towards the water, only to be scooped up by her uncle on the nearly empty beach in Pacifica, California. It was the day after Christmas, and she’d been running around the beach for at least half...

Why I’m Striving to Change the Healthcare Experience for Black and…

Representation creates trust, so why aren’t there more people who look like me included in research and education?Share on PinterestI was really tired. I thought I could stop the bleeding like I had in the past — eat more kale. Yes, I thought it was that simple. In the past, when I noticed bleeding...

7 Tips for Learning to Love Your Body After an IBD Diagnosis

Your body is fighting for you every day — and that’s an incredible thing. Share on PinterestReceiving a diagnosis of is a daunting experience that can cause a variety of intense emotions:relief, because you finally have answers for what’s causing your symptomsconfusion, because you don’t know what that means for your futureanger, because...

What Living with Crohn’s Disease Has Taught Me About Trusting My Body

There are always factors within your control, whether you’re aware of them right now or not.Share on PinterestHave you ever thought about the innate trust you have for what your body does? Growing up, I trusted that, if I fell on the pavement, the cuts on my knees would heal and the bruises on...
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