Here’s why my sickness means I need help getting a new smile.

When I was 16, doctors told me I was sick. Honestly, I felt relieved to receive a diagnosis. After years of poking and prodding, doctors diagnosed me with an autoimmune disorder called Sjögren's. It took years to figure out because it's most common for women in their 60s. Today, I am 26 years old. And today - [...]


At a recent writing workshop, the author suggested that if you don't want to write about yourself then you simply write about yourself and call it fiction. Apparently it's a common practice of many authors. There once was a girl who discovered at a young age that she was chronically ill. Of course, the idea [...]