Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final.

Rainer Maria Rilke

KS and HS started with three intentions:

To raise awareness of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

To show that it is okay to not be okay

To share how I still find joy while living with a chronic illness

Social Work Month

Social Work and HS “As practitioners, social workers are trained to help people address personal and systemic barriers to optimal living.”National Association of Social Work | socialworker.org March is social work month!  I use my background in social work a lot when advocating for chronic illness awareness. It may not be obvious, but social work…

Is Hidradenitis Suppurativa a rare disease?

A rare disease is defined in the United States as a condition that affects fewer than 200,000 people. In the European Union, a disease is defined as rare when it affects fewer than 1 in 2,000 people.  It is estimated that HS affects 1-4% of the population. 1% of the population in the United States…

Mental Health and HS

Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a skin condition that affects more than just the skin. It affects our mental health too! Mental health is a key part of Hidradenitis Suppurativa treatment. Our mental health affects our physical health and our physical health affects our mental health.  HS is a serious disease that affects quality of life. Anyone…

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