Category Archives: Chronic Illness

Endometriosis Awareness Ribbons

March isn’t just about Leprechauns

While some people think of March as a time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, teen girls and women with endometriosis are hoping to raise awareness about this unpredictable disease that affects approximately 5 million women in the United States alone. It is estimated that about…

Type 1 Diabetes: My Story (Part 1)

My life was forever changed at the early age of four, when I was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes. About a week before my diagnosis, I was experiencing symptoms such as extreme thirst followed by frequent urination, rapid weight loss, stomach aches and flu like…

How to Own Your Asthma this Winter

Do you cough when the weather gets cold or at night? Do you have more trouble with exercise during the winter months? Do colds hit you hard and seem to linger forever? If so, your asthma may not be as well controlled as you think….

Eating Disorder


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….