Episode 9

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17th Jun 2020

Multiple Sclerosis and becoming Illmatic with Victoria Reese

Brand Manager, Victoria Reese discusses life with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and how she built community in a space where there once was none.

In this episode, we talk about the journey to diagnosis in a system where the pain black women endure is often overlooked. We also talk about how Victoria cultivated a community of black women who were not seeing themselves in the materials provided to people with MS; growing #weareillmatic from just a campaign to now a larger non profit, We Are Ill, with a mission to redefine what sick looks like.

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Beyond Our Cells
Beyond Our Cells is a podcast hosted by Taylor Camille highlighting the stories and experiences of those living outside of the limitations of their conditions. Living with Sickle Cell, Taylor’s attempts at hiding her invisible disease and coping with the feelings of otherness has inspired the creation of this podcast. In an effort to seek peace, discussions center on our learned ability to maintain an identity that surpasses the barriers of health conditions which often try to disrupt our peace and overwhelm our spirit. New episodes every Wednesday. Follow @beyondourcells on Instagram and Twitter. Transcripts available on Medium, https://bit.ly/3gjpIMl

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