Contemplating issues of identity and the complexity of our layers, especially as related to life with chronic [invisible] illness

Posts to start with (for context):

To you, my readers

Whether you are a spoonie, looking to build empathy, or just interested in issues of identity -- this is what I hope to share with each of you.

Origin Story

My particular background, and why I began this blog.

The Perfect Storm

Some background on the diseases you'll be reading more about.

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Ariela is an artist and a teacher at YouthBuild, an international non-profit helping youth find a hands-on, holistic approach to a high school diploma. 

At the request of friends and family, Ariela created this blog as a way to share experiences and contemplate issues of identity, such as chronic [invisible] illness, perceived "otherness," gender, sexual orientation, race, mental health, family, culture, body image, etc!

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