The personal & professional blog behind Fearless In Training.
Searching for stories
Something has been keeping me up at night. It doesn't exactly come as a surprise, because it seems to be everywhere I turn lately. Isn't it funny how that works? Something is on your mind, settled on the surface of your subconscious and then BAM!..suddenly you see it/hear about it/feel it wherever you go. I should start by saying I've been thinking about bodies A LOT lately. Particularly my body. As of right now I am still struggling and working towards a diagnosis for my own ailments. I am asking questions in hopes that I will get answers that lead towards a path of treatment for the mysterious condition that is currently plaguing my nervous & immune systems, joints, and tissue.
Why is my tissue degenerating?
Why does everything hurt?
What is going to heal this?
Invariably because I identify as having a female body, I have been thinking and comparing my body to those of other women I know or have read about. Healthy women. Vibrant women. Strong ass women. Many of whom are plagued by mystery illnesses and pain of their own.
And I want to know why.
Why are women so disproportionately affected by autoimmune illness?
It just doesn't sit right with me. So I will continue to ask the questions. And from there, I will write down the answers. Eventually I hope to record them and film them, as well.
My last post opened a proverbial Pandora's box filled with stories of ailing women. And surviving women. Everywhere I turn I hear another one. Someone shares with me or hears of my own struggles and likens it to a woman they know. T
hey all begin the same way: "My aunt...sister...friend...wife...aunt...daughter"
There are many women out there looking for answers. I think of them when I lay awake at night and wonder what I can do to help them heal. For now, I just know that there a many stories out there. I am going to do my best to start capturing them.
And if you have one? Or know of one that's worth sharing?