Press and Publications

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Since beginning my writing journey, I have worked with multiple organizations, including being a Contributing writer and Community Leader for The Mighty where I shared much of my own experience while also working to cover some breaking news from a chronic illness perspective.

Many pieces have also been republished by MSN, Yahoo News and Yahoo Lifestyle with permission of The Mighty.

This collection of pieces represents my publications, interviews, and podcast appearances.

2020

Breaking News Piece: Influencer’s ‘Coronavirus Challenge’ Is An Insult to the Chronic Illness Community written exclusively for The Mighty. March 2020.

5 Tips for Getting Through a Social Event With Migraine ~ The Mighty. March 2020.
~ originally published on February 29th, 2020 as: “5 Tips to Getting Through a Social Event with Migraine”

Why Reducing Stress Isn’t Easy For People With Chronic Illness ~ Exclusively on The Mighty. January 2020.

2019

Breaking News Piece: Viral TikTok Ruthlessly Mocks Patients Who ‘Fake’ Their Symptoms written exclusively for The Mighty. November 2019.

The Holiday Hurdles I Face As Someone With a Chronic Illness ~ Exclusively on The Mighty. November 2019.

How Chronic Illness Is Like Going Back To Kindergarten ~ The Mighty. October 2019.
~ originally published on October 14th, 2019 as: “Chronic Illness is Like Going Back to Kindergarten”

Navigating The Social Security Disability Process With Chronic Migraine ~ The Mighty. September 2019.
~ originally published on September 11th, 2019 as: “Navigating The Disability Process With Migraine”

What We Say Instead of Apologizing About Having an Illness ~ The Mighty. September 2019
~ originally published on September 3rd, 2019 as: “It’s Time To Stop Apologizing”

Podcast Feature: Vesitbular TALKS episode 2: Alex Chronic Migraines ~ FindYourChappiness. August 2019

What Healing Means in My Life With an Incurable Chronic Illness ~ The Mighty. August 2019.
~ originally published on July 27th, 2019 as: “When I Say I’m Healing”

Battling Impostor Syndrome as Someone With an Invisible Disability ~ The Mighty. August 2019.
~ originally published on July 22nd, 2019 as: “Battling Impostor Syndrome”

Why I Go ‘Doctor Shopping’ as Someone With a Chronic Illness ~ The Mighty. July 2019.
~ originally published on July 8th, 2019 as: “When It Comes To Doctor Shopping”

What I Realized When I Was Asked About My ‘Migraine Story’ ~ The Mighty. July 2019.
originally published on March 28th, 2019 as: “What is My Migraine ‘Story’…”

How I’m Embracing the Label ‘Burden’ As Someone With a Chronic Illness ~ The Mighty. July 2019.
originally published on April 24th, 2019 as: “Removing the Weight from ‘Burden'”

Important Conversations Key Feature: #CriptheVote & #DemDebate June 2019 Live Discussion ~ feed curated by Alice Wong. June 2019

Platform Launch Feature Piece: Interview With Alex Tomlinson: The Reality of Chronic Illness & Her Journey In Blogging ~ Fierce Female Society, Interview by Jasmine Hunt. June 2019.

Feature Interview: Raising Awareness – The Reality of Chronic Migraines, IBS, and Scoliosis ~ UndercoverSuperhero by Ami. June 2019.

13 Ways To Enjoy Summer With Migraine ~ The Mighty. June 2019.
originally published on May 14th, 2019 as: “Loving Summer Despite Migraines”

Why I Don’t Find My Life With Chronic Migraine Depressing ~ The Mighty. May 2019.
originally published on April 7th, 2019 as: “Why Migraine Doesn’t Impact My Mental Health”

To The Best Friend With The Same Chronic Pain As Me ~ The Mighty. March 2019.
originally published on February 7th, 2019 as: “To The Best Friend, Who Gets It”

Colleges Often Aren’t Prepared For Disabled Individuals ~ The Mighty. March 2019.
originally published on February 17th, 2019 as: “I’m Still A Student”

The Letter I Needed When I Was First Diagnosed With Migraines ~ The Mighty. February 2019.
originally published on January 27th, 2019 as: “An Open Letter to a Newly Diagnosed Migraine Patient”

Yes, I’m Disabled In This Photo ~ The Mighty. January 2019.
originally published on January 6th, 2019 as: “Disabled On Paper”

2018

The Importance of Finding The Right Massage Therapist For Your Needs ~ The Mighty. October 2018.
originally published on October 5th, 2018 as: “Finding the Right Massage Therapist”

When You Can’t Convey Everything To Your Doctor in 15 Minutes ~ The Mighty. September 2018.
originally published on September 20th, 2018 as: “15 Minutes”

When Migraines and Irritability Are Intertwined ~ The Mighty. September 2018.
originally published on August 31st, 2018 as: “I’m Not Angry, It’s a Symptom”

Accepting My Disability and New Limits ~ The Mighty. August 2018.
originally published on August 6th, 2018 as: “Rediscovering Fortitude”

Facing Disability As An Adult Who Wants To Work ~ The Mighty. August 2018.
originally published on July 23rd, 2018 as: “Over When It’s Over”

Please Stop Holding It Against Me That I Can Mask My Pain ~ The Mighty. July 2018.
originally published on July 18th, 2018 as: “You See What I Show”

When My Migraine Advocacy Meant Bringing My Own Cleaning Products To Work ~ The Mighty. July 2018.
originally published on July 1st, 2018 as: “Advocating Is My Full Time Job”

5 Migraine Stigmas That Need To Be Broken ~ The Mighty. June 2018.
originally published on June 1st, 2018 as: “Breaking The Stigma”

What Sensory Overload Feels Like During a Migraine ~ The Mighty. May 2018
originally published on May 10th, 2018 as: “Sensory Overload: A Tale”