KS and HS
Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.Rainer Maria Rilke
Just keep going. No feeling is final.
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…