I learned about Girls with Guts shortly after my Crohn’s Disease diagnosis in 2015. I was searching social media for other women who had been through a similar situation to my own. I was immediately in awe of the community Girls with Guts cultivated and it was empowering to see so many other women being open about their IBD.
Ever since being diagnosed with IBD, I have relied on online and in person communities of women to help me navigate my experience. From diagnosis to career changes to pregnancy and motherhood, there have been unique challenges along the way that were made easier thanks to this support. I have spent years using my own platform to drive connection and advocacy, but I wanted to be able to make even more of an impact. By volunteering with Girls with Guts I have the opportunity to help more women feel connected and find purpose in their story.
When I am not volunteering with Girls With Guts you can find me going on adventures with my kids. I have two little ones so we are usually at the library, checking out a new park, or finding a new activity to try. I also really enjoy traveling and we are big Disney fans so you will catch us hanging out in Disney World whenever we get the chance. If I do have a few minutes to myself, you can find me reading or trying out new beauty products – both at the top of my list for self care activities!