Quick update, in July on my blog's one year anniversary, I was approached by a lovely features writer who asked if I would consider writing a piece for a magazine about my blog. Some questions to be turned into a story on how I blog about illness and chronic health issues.
I was a little apprehensive at first, I didn't think I was ready to fully reach out into the public to be judged by complete strangers staring at me on a page who didn't have a background of chronic health problems. I was going to turn it down, but then I was told it was for an Australian Teen magazine and for some reason it didn't seem so scary to me than if it was in a UK magazine. After some discussion with my mum and best friend I decided to just go for it, they both thought it was an exciting opportunity that shouldn't be missed.
I kept it very hush hush and only told a couple of people because I was terrified I may end up jinxing the situation and would end up looking silly if it never came to be. After thinking it probably didn't make the cut, this week I received an email saying it had actually been in the September Issue.
Who would've thought the girl who was too frightened to even read her work out in English lessons would have helped put something in a magazine!
So here it is, a piece raising some awareness of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome in Girlfriend Australia's Magazine September 2014 issue, with non other than Kylie Jenner (1/6 of America's famous Kardashian Siblings) on the cover!
Believe it or not my best friend picked up this exact issue whilst in Australia and thought after flicking through it that she couldn't see the article, so didn't actually end up buying it!