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Traveling As An African American Female With An Autoimmune Disease

As someone living with a chronic condition, you can say my life has been more than a little complicated. - Being an African American female adds to the stress quite a bit. A few months ago Brooke Abbott and I were featured on the About IBD podcast (hosted by Amber Tresca), speaking on Minority ... READ the POST

Pregnancy with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Featuring Dr. Vivian Huang

I had the opportunity to interview Gastroenterologist (with specialization in IBD, preconception and pregnancy IBD management), and Clinician investigator: Dr. Vivian Huang. Dr. Huang not only works with people living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, she also happens to be one herself. Diagnosed ... READ the POST

WELCOME TO CHRONICALLY STRONG

Hi family! It's been a while since I've given a proper introduction to myself, the blog and  my YouTube Channel. Because there are so many new members to our Strong Family, I thought it'd only be right to re-introduce myself and explain what Chronically Strong is all about. I'm Shawntel ... READ the POST

Jordan Wilson On The Importance Of Giving Back

I semi-recently had the pleasure of interviewing IBD advocate, Jordan Wilson. I met Jordan during my first Patient Advisory Board meeting in Florida. You may recognize Jordan from his work with the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation or various other online publications. Jordan is a good friend and ... READ the POST

It Started With Tennis: How DripDrop is Getting People Back in the Game

I tell My Diagnosis Story pretty often. Whether I'm talking to a new physician, or another patient, it seems like My IBD is the topic at hand. What I haven't discussed is where it all started: on the courts. I started experiencing symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis pretty early on, around middle ... READ the POST

What They're Saying

"Shawn. I see what you're doing in the IBD community. You're doing phenomenal things! Prayers for your personal journey as well as I know it can't be easy."

Felicia Robertson, MD June 23 2017
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"Shawn. I see what you're doing in the IBD community. You're doing phenomenal things! Prayers for your personal journey as well as I know it can't be easy." Felicia Robertson, MD June 23 2017

"You're the best! So glad you joined (the Patient Advisory Council of ImproveCareNow) and I hope we can get to know eachother better! Looking at your blog girl it's amazing. You're a beautiful writer and fighter."

 

Natalie B, PAC ImproveCareNow, April 29 2017
2017-09-08T14:21:19-04:00
"You're the best! So glad you joined (the Patient Advisory Council of ImproveCareNow) and I hope we can get to know eachother better! Looking at your blog girl it's amazing. You're a beautiful writer and fighter."   Natalie B, PAC ImproveCareNow, April 29 2017

"Chronically Strong is an absolutely beautiful blog filled with information about Ulcerative Colitis, Chronic Bowel Disease and Mental Health just to name a few. (Shawntel) has excellent healthy eating tips as well as a focus on overall wellness and nutrition, and recipes."

Leanne, Blogger, Aug. 2 2017
2017-09-08T14:26:29-04:00
"Chronically Strong is an absolutely beautiful blog filled with information about Ulcerative Colitis, Chronic Bowel Disease and Mental Health just to name a few. (Shawntel) has excellent healthy eating tips as well as a focus on overall wellness and nutrition, and recipes." Leanne, Blogger, Aug. 2 2017

" I've never found you to be anything but inspiring. Your honesty is refreshing and I like when people keep it real. Makes me feel it's ok to be human."

 

Sara R, Sep. 12 2017
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" I've never found you to be anything but inspiring. Your honesty is refreshing and I like when people keep it real. Makes me feel it's ok to be human."   Sara R, Sep. 12 2017

Though mostly about IBD, this blog covers a wide array of issues.  Shawn covers complex issues, like how her identity as an African American intersects with her IBD.  I am taken aback by the depth of each post! Whether you’re a blogger or an IBDer, her posts are sure to offer tons of inspiration.

 

Collin, Jan. 9, 2019
2019-01-09T22:11:58-04:00
Though mostly about IBD, this blog covers a wide array of issues.  Shawn covers complex issues, like how her identity as an African American intersects with her IBD.  I am taken aback by the depth of each post! Whether you’re a blogger or an IBDer, her posts are sure to offer tons of inspiration.   Collin, Jan. 9, 2019