Just a quick note from our founder this New Year’s eve…
Hi LupusChicks (and Lupus Dudes!)… 2019 has been quite a year. LupusChick’s website, social, and new YouTube channel continues to reach about a half million people per month, which is amazing and still blows my mind. See, if you don’t know, I started LupusChick over 10 years ago as a small blog. The design was hideous, to say the least, and I didn’t even know if anyone would read it. Little by little, with hope and prayers, it grew!
And here we are! Just this past year, I signed with Fortress Press on a book deal – and my memoir will be published in about a year or so. To me, this was a huge event, as the book openly discusses lupus and will be distributed on a major scale. That means – more people will hear about lupus! That has always been my goal – to educate and get lupus out there to everyone. Only through education, will the stigma of chronic illness and invisible illness be lessened. This past year, we also had the amazing opportunity to team up with Janssen/Johnson and Johnson and create our YouTube channel.
I want you to know that in 2020, LupusChick will once again be rebranded to fit our evolving needs. There will also be more videos, interviews, and giveaways. Our scholarship will also be returning! I really took this past year to have some quiet time after my dad passed away, and worked mostly on the book, in addition to tending to my own health issues.
Thank you to everyone who has continued to support us. I can’t wait to share with you all of the new and exciting things we have coming up this next year.
My prayer is for our health to continue improving and for us to keep leading dynamic, purpose-driven lives. Happy New Year!
Love to you all,