Press and Publications

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I have been absolutely honored to have key pieces of my journey published and I wanted to create a space to showcase those pieces. Below you will find an archive of my published work and any guest pieces I’ve been a part of.

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

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”