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How Writing Can Change the World

Intentional or not, most of my writing happens in bed. It’s where I reflect on my day, journal my meditations, feel inspired by the words of others, and dissect my dreams. The world begins in my bed. Adorned with luxury cotton sheets and supportive pillows, it’s where I rest. On…

A Meeting of the Minds to Advance Porphyria Research

Last weekend, we welcomed the expert physicians and researchers of the Porphyrias Consortium to the United Porphyrias Association‘s home base in Bethesda, Maryland, with the goal of networking and brainstorming about how to move porphyria research and knowledge forward. The event marked the first in-person meeting of this…

How I Avoid the ‘Sick Olympics’

Acute hepatic porphyria (AHP) is a complex rare disease that takes up a lot of brain space. Nothing is more exciting than when I can tell someone who actually understands it about how it feels, acts, and responds. Venting and story sharing are one thing. Living in perpetual…