Author, Public Speaker, and Activist in Chicago, IL
My ChronicBabe project helps thousands of women with chronic illness craft incredible lives in spite of illness. I travel around the country, motivating folks and educating others in health care about what patients want and need.
A life-long writer, I believe in helping those without a voice tell their story, in compelling, powerful ways. All of my work is centered around the idea that storytelling can heal and empower people to craft incredible lives, despite chronic pain and illness.
As a consultant, I help health care organizations create and execute successful communications programs. I advocate on behalf of the U.S. Pain Foundation, serving as Pain Ambassador for the State of Illinois.
I love orange and pink. I adore being outdoors. i like to read and make stuff. my garden grows.