Chronic Illness

Let’s Talk about Selena Gomez’s Autoimmune Disease

If you own a computer that has access to the internet you probably heard this week that Selena Gomez was diagnosed with lupus. If you follow several lupus related facebook pages because you also have lupus, chances are you saw 78 thousand links to the exact same 3 sentences about Selena Gomez having lupus and, […] Read more…

Don’t tell me I’m inspirational just because I have a disability

There is this social phenomenon that I have been reading a lot about lately, it’s called “inspiration porn.” It is basically this idea that people with disabilities are truly inspiring to everyone without disabilities because they get up in the morning and go about their day as if they weren’t cursed with such misfortunes. It’s actually […] Read more…

Listen Up: Sickboy Podcast

Want to know what one of the best things in the world is when you have a chronic illness? It’s being able to unapologetically talk about being sick. It is so refreshing to be able to openly discuss something that is a huge part of your life without trying to find pleasant ways to word it […] Read more…

The Unpredictability of Chronic Illness

I am an ambassador for the 2015 Walk to Fight Arthritis in St. John’s, NL, alongside my good friend Jerry Stamp. As an ambassador I have been preparing for television and radio interviews to talk about how arthritis affects people and how important it is to support research and community initiatives to help Canadians who live in […] Read more…

May is Lupus Awareness Month

Did you know that May is Lisa lupus awareness month? Well, now you do! What is Lupus Awareness Month you may ask? It’s a month to spoil someone you know with lupus. Buy her chocolate, Sugar Mama’s red velvet cupcakes, free movie passes, massages at Spa at the Monastery, manicures, flowers, teddy bears, etc. Those […] Read more…

Lisa tries lots of new things!

Hey gang! Do you want to know some fun and exciting things that are happening in Lisa Land?! What’s that? This isn’t an interactive blog so I can just pretend you are nodding your head in approval? Perfect! Probably the most exciting thing happened yesterday, when I finally went to the drug store and bought […] Read more…

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