There's an understanding in our society, both spoken and unspoken that places the worth of an individual on what they can accomplish. When your health deteriorates to the point that you can no longer hold a job or take care of your kids and your home as you would like, you may find that you've internalized that belief to your very core.
It's been a while since the Zebra Pit has added to our Working with Chronic Illness series. I enlisted the help of spoonie entrepreneur, graphic designer and blogger Kirsten, who owns Graphic Organic and works as a freelance graphic designer. Kirsten was kind enough to lay out a few of the things she found instrumental to building her business and discusses a little about how she manages the needs and constraints of her chronic illness with her work. Please help offer Kirsten a warm Zebra Pit welcome. I hope you appreciate her invaluable advice as much as I do!
The Invisible Cities Linkup designed by Sheryl Chan lets bloggers share the pros and cons of living in their locale with chronic illness and it's truly inspired. Learn more, now.
Meet the Disabled Tourist Guide who contracted polio at age 3. As a result, his legs have been paralyzed. That hasn’t stopped him helping others with disabilities travel his beloved Morocco, or achieving his goals. Learn how more at zebrapit.com
The story of going decades without the proper diagnoses and how I managed to improve anyway using my own research skills and the world of naturopathy.