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…

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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