Category Archives: Chronic Illness

Eating Disorder

Fragile

Hi, my name’s Emma and I’m 15 years old. I’m a sophomore in high school, but my high school experience hasn’t been a normal one. I’ve kept my story a secret for 15 years, but I’ve decided to tell it now. It’s taken all of…

Endometriosis Ribbon Girls

Brittany’s Endometriosis Tips

Hey ladies! My name is Brittany and I’m 16 years old. I’m starting off this year with a whole new attitude! I’ve been suffering with endometriosis for the past two years. During this time, it’s taken me a while to get back to my old…

Living With HIV

Living with HIV: Emotions

HIV affects thousands of teens and young adults. Between 2006 and 2009, 29,740 teens and young adults between the ages of 13-24 were diagnosed with HIV. In 2009, the young adults between the ages of 20-24 accounted for the highest rate of new HIV diagnoses….

Living With HIV

Living with HIV: Friendships

HIV affects thousands of teens and young adults. Between 2006 and 2009, 29,740 teens and young adults between the ages of 13-24 were diagnosed with HIV. In 2009, the young adults between the ages of 20-24 accounted for the highest rate of new HIV diagnoses….

Living With HIV

Living with HIV: Education

HIV affects thousands of teens and young adults. Between 2006 and 2009, 29,740 teens and young adults between the ages of 13-24 were diagnosed with HIV. In 2009, the young adults between the ages of 20-24 accounted for the highest rate of new HIV diagnoses….

Living With HIV

Living with HIV: School

HIV affects thousands of teens and young adults. Between 2006 and 2009, 29,740 teens and young adults between the ages of 13-24 were diagnosed with HIV. In 2009, the young adults between the ages of 20-24 accounted for the highest rate of new HIV diagnoses. Even though…

Living With HIV

Living with HIV: Disclosure

HIV affects thousands of teens and young adults. Between 2006 and 2009, 29,740 teens and young adults between the ages of 13-24 were diagnosed with HIV. In 2009, the young adults between the ages of 20-24 accounted for the highest rate of new HIV diagnoses. Even though…

Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis

I recently received news that my cousin (who lives in Puerto Rico) is ill again. The news made me think about a lot of things and gave me some perspective of what it means to be healthy. My cousin has had a hard life. At…

Living With HIV

Living with HIV: Stigma

HIV affects thousands of teens and young adults. Between 2006 and 2009, 29,740 teens and young adults between the ages of 13-24 were diagnosed with HIV. In 2009, the young adults between the ages of 20-24 accounted for the highest rate of new HIV diagnoses. Even though…