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Jessica Gimeno
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Surviving pain with style & humor
Surviving pain with style & humor

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Need a last minute Halloween costume? This is the easiest and cheapest costume I've ever worn. Pictures, step by step instructions, list of materials needed. Shares appreciated :) Bonus: Pics from #JanetJackson's #SOTW tour. We went as #RhythmNation dancers

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My latest--interview, guest blog post with #AshleyLevinson about #PCOS. Please take a few minutes to help us pass House Resolution to officially recognize September as Polycystic Ovarian Awareness Month (sample script included)! Deadline: September 26. Ashley, "The hardest part for me has always been justifying what I have is real. ...Many of us are often ridiculed...For people to understand chronic illnesses they have to listen, ...and take in to account that behind each smile is a person who deserves dignity, respect and support." Please share!

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NEW! I have been feeling so much better the past three weeks (after the #PCOS flare-up). I got caught up on my work and have been able to socialize. I took my nephews to my favorite place in the world Dylan's Candy Bar Chicago their first time and they loved it! I also realize that when you have a #disability , sometimes you can't leave the house--if you're fortunate to have someone who loves you, your "happy place" can be wherever you are so long as you're with them. Who, what, where is your "Happy Place"? #chronicillness #pain #myastheniagravis #mentalhealth http://jessicagimeno.com/where-is-your-happy-place/ Shares appreciated - xoxo (Cool pictures inside)

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As I reflect on Fashionably ill's 5th anniversary, this is my most shared article. It has been shared 50,000 times.

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Yay! 5 years - check out my $100 Target giveaway to celebrate-contest ends tomorrow-August 8 at 11:45 pm EST! While you're at it, see the Top 10 most popular Fashionably ill articles of all time! THANK YOU for being on this journey with me. #chronicallyill #mentalhealth #pain #disability

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Check out my latest post! Have you followed #ancientabledproverbs on Twitter? Hundreds of people weighed in; these are 45 expressions people with disabilities are tired of hearing.

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UPDATE: I originally wrote this article last year but in light of recent events–including but not limited to the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester–I find the subject as relevant as ever. Lately, I find myself taking “time outs” from the news and social media to protect my sanity.

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NEW blog post: Shares appreciated! Lately there's been a debate on the mental health community about the Netlflix series, 13 Reasons Why, from advocates I respect on both sides--those who say it create important dialogue and others who say it's harmful. But for me personally I cannot watch it. Having lost someone to suicide watching TV shows and movies about suicide trigger #depression. Everyone is different. Do you know what your triggers are? Do you know how to manage them? #mhm #mhm2017 #mentalhealth
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