Chronic Boss Community
I started the Chronic Boss community to create a space for people living with chronic conditions to show off that they aren’t just surviving, but thriving. That even though you may live with one or more chronic conditions, there are still endless opportunities to grow, achieve, pursue your passion, and be a boss! often think of the millions of young women when they are first diagnosed with an autoimmune condition. When they are told they will carry this diagnosis with them for the rest of their life. It’s terrifying. It’s devastating. It’s isolating. Questions race through your mind “Will I be able to run that marathon, start my own company, fall in love, have children, pursue my passion…” Fill in the blank with whatever matters to you.
I want these women to stumble upon #ChronicBoss and see how truly powerful those of us living with chronic conditions are. We are strong and resilient. We are patient and kind. We are leaders and change-makers. We are CHRONIC BOSSES.
I hope you will join me in using #ChronicBoss to show up and show off! Let’s own the narrative and tell the world just how truly remarkable us boss ladies living with chronic conditions are!
Interested in joining the Chronic Boss Community? Get in touch!
Chronic Boss Scholarship
The Chronic Boss Scholarship program seeks to reward women living with autoimmune diseases who have persevered and succeeded. Women who have an entrepreneurial spirit, whether that is in launching an initiative, a campaign, a startup, a blog, a club, a fundraiser, or other endeavor.
These women are Chronic Bosses. Powerful, strong, and resilient. Kind and empathetic. Leaders and change-makers shaping our future.
Every year, Patient Authentic will award $1,000 scholarships to ten outstanding Chronic Bosses!
Learn more about the 2022 winners here.
Applications for this cycle are now closed. Applications will re-open at the end of 2022 at bold.org.
Chronic Boss Resources
I only wish that when I was first diagnosed with multiple autoimmune diseases, I had someone to point me in the direction of all the resources that exist out there for patients and caregivers. This is by no means a comprehensive list but here are a few I've found to be helpful to get you started!
Dr. Robert Phillips
Dr. Phillips and his team specialize in helping patients cope with chronic illness. His practice sees patients via telemedicine and he has a series of books published on coping with chronic illness including Newly Diagnosed? Now What? 153 Strategies to Help You Take Action and Cope After Your Medical Diagnosis,
The Autoimmune Research Network (ARNet) is an autoimmune disease patient registry that empowers patients by facilitating their participation in research and clinical trials. By joining ARNet and sharing your experiences, you’re giving researchers access to key data that will help make critical discoveries.
Clara helps walk you through the clinical trials process by recommending trials that could be a fit for you, and helping you take steps to enroll.