What Beauty Hides – My Story of Stigma With Chronic Illness 

“You don’t look sick.” “You’re just making it up for attention.” “You look perfectly healthy!” “You’re too young!” Invisible illness awareness is important. Learn what beauty hides.

Support My Work on Patreon! 

Will you help me help the spoonie community? Those with chronic illness need support, understanding, and validation. Here at I Told You I Was SIck, that’s just what I offer! Please support me through Patreon, so I can continue to create timely, well-researched content for YOU!

Life Beyond Chronic Pain – Full Audiobook Available on YouTube Now (Bonus: Blooper Reel!) 

Are you living with chronic pain? You CAN heal chronic illness naturally by following these 4 steps. Put your headphones on, and push ‘play’. For right now, you don’t have to do anything but listen.

Resentment – A Hidden Side Effect of (Finally) Being Diagnosed With a Chronic Illness 

You finally have a diagnosis for your mystery symptoms. Congratulations! Now, what are you supposed to do with all this resentment towards the people who didn’t believe you for all these years? Find out.

Stop Power-Hungry Doctors From Bullying Their Patients! – (Petition) 

If you’ve ever been bullied by a doctor or another medical professional, you know how serious this problem is. Don’t be afraid of your doctor. Sign the petition!

An Open Letter to Doctors Who Think Chronic Pain Patients Are “Hysterical” 

If you’re a doctor who thinks your chronic pain patient is “hysterical” and not really sick, you’re adding emotional damage to her physical pain. Please read.

I Received My Official Diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome! – [Video] 

“It wouldn’t dawn on me until I was in my mid-twenties that facial expressions and body language were a means of non-verbal communication I was supposed to “pick up on” and respond to accordingly.”

Are You TOO Obsessed with Healthy Eating? 

Is your food pure, local, and organic? Do you shun all junk food and preach the benefits of your diet? An obsession with healthy eating could turn dangerous.

5 of the Most Insulting Things You Can Say to Someone with Chronic Illness 

Living with a chronic illness isn’t only difficult because of the pain, it can also be challenging because of the insulting things heard by friends and family.

Embracing the Gift of Pain 

Living with pain is horrible and debilitating. It can also make you a better person. This is my story of how I discovered the gift of pain.