Stories Of Everyday Warriors
Something I’ve been wanting to start sharing for a while now on Purfect Sunday is the stories and experiences of other women. There are over 80 known autoimmune diseases at this time, not counting chronic diseases. It’s also estimated that 1-6 people have an autoimmune disorder. That’s 50 million people in the United States alone! With 80% of that number being women.
I believe that there is a lot that we can learn by listening to others’ stories. Stories of the good times, the bad times, and what helps carry them through. I hope to create a community where women feel safe talking about their struggles and triumphs. And where the women reading this can come and not feel so alone. And lastly, a place where women are fighting to live a somewhat normal life while battling diseases and disorders that are sometimes entirely invisible to outsiders can come to feel understood. Where we can recognize women as the warriors they are.
I’m starting this new section with the stories of the strong women I know personally. Some of them I’ve known since childhood, and others are women I’ve become friends with in more recent years. All of them are amazing women who have remained kind and graceful despite the difficulties life has given them. They have found a way to thrive in life and are all, in different ways, an inspiration to me.
Would you like to share your story about living with an autoimmune disease or chronic illness? Then please, reach out! I’d love to hear from you. And If you know of any women with autoimmune or chronic diseases, then please share this with them!
My name is Cassidy Cooper. I am a fashion photographer with a background in all things creative, from styling to session singing and jewelry design. Life Leading Up To Diagnoses Life leading up to my diagnosis was a long, treacherous road. My teenage years were challenging, and I often experienced periods of intense pain. Whe[...]
Something I've been wanting to start doing for a while now is sharing the health stories and experiences of other women on this blog. With over 80 known autoimmune diseases, not counting chronic diseases, there is a lot that we can learn by listening to others' stories. My hope is to create a community where women feel safe talking abo[...]