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Minority Health Awareness Month on the AboutIBD Podcast with Amber Tresca

Back in Chicago, Brooke Abbott and I had the privilege of sitting down with Amber Tresca and discussing life and healthcare as we know it: as African American women. April was Minority Health Awareness Month so we definitely felt it was a fitting topic. I loved this experience. I really admire Brooke and Amber for all of the amazing work they’ve done (and continue to do). I personally thought this talk was a success. I realize not everyone has the platforms we have to be able to advocate and speak so freely regarding issues that are so important. It’s a huge and very significant topic, but I think we did it justice. There isn’t enough time in the world to discuss every single issue minorities face, but this conversation was a good start.
AboutIBD Podcast, VeryWell, Amber Tresca, Brooke Abbott
You may know Brooke from her Blog, Crazy Creole Mommy, her work in entertainment / production or her political advocacy. She’s an amazingly strong black mother to an adorable son, Hippo! Amber is from AboutIBD; you may also know her from her work with VeryWell. Together these women are a force to be reckoned with! I really hope you give this podcast a listen. Be sure to share with your friends!
If you are a minority, tell me, can you identify with some of the issues we addressed today? Do you find that you’re treated differently in your healthcare? What are some experiences you’ve had with being treated unfairly?
Let me know in the comments below!

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Felicia Robertson, MD June 23 2017
2017-09-08T14:16:02-04:00
"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
2017-09-12T22:05:16-04:00
" 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