WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT @chroniconofficial 💗💗💗 . . 1. Tickets are on sale NOW! Yes that’s right. Click the link in my bio and be sure to grab your ticket to the first ever Chronicon, happening LIVE in NYC on October 28th. . 2. This whole thing was a dream that I had in my heart, that I had NO idea how I would ever be make happen. So I called my trusted friends over @healthline and let them in on all that I wanted to create and asked if they would help! Well, they have WAY exceeded my expectations and what started off as a sweet little partnership has turned in to an epic commitment to serving all of you angels in the best way possible. . 3. Men are invited + WELCOME! I know that the at this moment the branding on our site and the roster of (amazing) speakers makes it seem like this is a girls club but I assure you that it’s not. In creating this I have seen a major whole in the conversation where men are often experiencing a different type of shame around sharing about their body and their health struggles. I am doing everything I can to make sure that they know that their perspective is welcome and valued. . 4. We have scholarships available! If you would love to attend Chronicon but the cost is out of reach due to medical bills and financial hardship, we so get it. On the homepage of the Chronicon site, scroll to the bottom and under the FAQ section you will see the link to our scholarship application. . 5. The event will be live streamed! For all of you who don’t have the physical ability to be with us in person, we want you to know that you are still invited to experience all that Chronicon has to offer. Thanks to @Healthline the entire event will be live streamed. We will have more details on how to access the live stream closer to the date but just know we got you! . 6. I WANT TO MEET YOU!Going through my journey with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis for the past 28 years was one of the most isolating experiences of my life. And although there are over 133 million people that have a chronic condition in this country, I know many of us still feel so alone. @ChroniconOfficial is meant to change that so let’s come together!
FOR REALS 💗🙏🏾💗 My loves I see you. I’m reading your messages and seeing your comments. I’m getting your emails and watching all of your stories. I KNOW YOU ARE IN IT and working through a life time of physical and emotional trauma and I just want you to know that you will get through this. I can’t say when or how, but I know that for sure. 💗💗💗 Sending you all the love in the world and I’m so proud of all the work you’re doing to love yourself fully. It shows. 👸🏻💎🙌🏽💗 #selflove #truth #grateful #inspirationalquotes #psoriasis #spoonie #chronicillness #love #arthritis 📸: @astrologyangelmediums
I Made it through the summer 🙌🏽🌞💗🙌🏽 If you’ve been following me for a while then you already know that the summer has always been my hardest time of year. As a child, it was the time that everyone started wearing their denim shorts, flowy sundresses and tank tops to let their clear skin breathe and make it glow from the sun in the process. But it was always my worst nightmare. That might sound dramatic but it was completely true. Because for 17 years of my life I was covered from head to toe with severe plaque psoriasis that cracked, flaked and often bled with simple movement. So every year when kids were going to the mall to find cute summer clothes and getting excited for their plans on the beach, I was silently dreading every second of the upcoming season. Can anyone else relate to that? Whether it’s nerves around getting to wear less layers to cover up your curves or fear of showing the scars your body has from some of the most tender moments of your life. But this summer I was determined to do things differently. To find clothes I felt beautiful in, even if that meant looking differently than I thought I was “supposed” to for summer. Reclaiming my summer body and finding clothes that made me feel beautiful in the season that has always been so painful for me, was LIBERATING. And it all just brought me closer to reclaiming my own version of beautiful. Curves, scars, flaky skin and all, it’s mine and it’s perfect. How did you embrace your body this summer? Did you find it to be hard or were you able to break free from past wounds? Let me know below! 💓💓💓 #truth #love #selflove #summer #grateful #beauty #chronicillness #spoonie 💗💗💗 OUTFIT: @theodellsshop
Just know it’s all happening for your highest good. Promise. Even if it feels like it’s the worst. And it’s ok to feel that. Love you angels! I hope you have a beautiful next few days before the fall is officially upon us ❤️🙌🏽❤️ #truth #selflove #growth #inspiration #psoriasis #chronicillness #sponie 📸: @jennracioppi
ALL YOUR HAIR QUESTIONS ANSWERED 💗💎💗 When I was younger, I used to HATE my hair. It was too thick, too wavy and just too much in general. Like a lot of things in my life at the time, no one around me had similar hair and no one knew what to do with mine. I have died it purple, chopped it all off, let it go wild and at one point in my life I used to get blow drys multiple times a week just to keep it straight like a “good Indian girl”. I know some of you know exactly what I mean! - Now, I’ve sort of said to hell with all of that. If you ever see my hair more straight like this it’s because I just got it done 🤣👸🏽 And when I do it on my own, I don’t really do it anymore. I just use the absolute best products I can find and let it air dry. My go-to for shampoo and conditioner is @virtuelabs and I swear they brought my hair back to life after it started to not have any shape, go limp and even started falling out due to health stuff! In order to only wash my hair about 2x a week (which I recommend) I also use their dry shampoo in between washes. It’s just the absolute best! - On top of great product I have also been seeing the same hair stylist for about 18 (😮) years and she taught me how important it is to keep up with regular trims and touch-ups in order to keep my hair looking healthy. THAT’S ALL LOVES! I swear there are no other secrets. Great product and regular care go a LONG way. Do you have a favorite way to treat and care for your hair? I want to know below! 💗💗💗 #selflove #hair #beauty #love #truth
YOU🌞ARE🌞THE🌞SUN ✨ And if anyone ever makes you feel differently, it might be time to let them goooo. Love you angels so much 💗⚡️😘 #sun #truth #grateful #positivequotes #chronicillness #selflove 📸: @sosheslays
SKINNIER DOES NOT ALWAYS MEAN BETTER 💗💗💗 - In this first picture you see me when I was 25 and only 99lbs. You see me wearing a hat so low so I can cover as much of my face as possible so people don’t notice my psoriasis everywhere. You see my swollen clavicle bones popping out from my arthritis and due to how frail I had gotten. You see someone who had just gone through a heartbreaking divorce a month before this. A young woman who was trying to believe she was lovable, even when her body and her broken marriage felt as though they were showing her the opposite. You see someone who hates herself so much because she didn’t even know that self-love was an option. - If you swipe 👈🏽 you will see a picture of me from this weekend. You see that I have hyperpigmentation in between my eyebrows from a pimple. My gray hairs peaking through as I have lots of them now. No signs of bones popping out anywhere because they are surrounded by the softness and curves of my body. A 38 year old single woman who has taken a break from dating for over a year now, in order to get her priorities straight and learn how to pick men that are worthy of all the love she has to give. And most of all, you will find a woman who is committed to choosing self-love as often as she possibly can. - I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought back to when I was SO much skinnier and compared myself to that. Thinking that something must be wrong with me, since I can’t keep myself so tiny like I used to be. BUT!! Every time I think back to how I used to be tiny at some point in my life, I am also reminded of how unhappy I usually have been at those times. Even when I lost so much weight about 3 years ago, I had to be on a super restrictive diet for my health. My psoriasis was everywhere again. My HAIR had started falling out. And I was at an all-time-low with my career. Why the heck have I been idolizing this time in my life so much like I had everything because I was smaller?! - If you’ve been struggling with the ups and downs of weight, especially as it relates to your chronic illness, just please know that you’re not alone. We are in this together my loves. 💗🙌🏽😘
Hang in there angels. You’re more perfect than your turbulent mind can handle sometimes. Love you 💗💗💗 #selflove #truth #kindness #beauty #spoonie #health 📸: @yung_pueblo