Meet Tina!

Tina is a Crohn’s patient who has accumulated several autoimmune ailments over the years. She is an avid blogger and advocate for chronic illnesses, disabilities and life-saving ostomy surgery.

Her interests include public health policy/advocacy in addition to diversity and inclusion to voice the concerns of those suffering in shame and in silence. She’s been published widely in Everyday Health, Thrive Global, Oshi Health, IBD News Today, OstomyConnection, Brown Girl Magazine, The Mighty, The Phoenix Ostomy Magazine and The Teal Mango. Tina’s blog, Own Your Crohn’s, was recently named a top 10 IBD Blog by To read Tina’s articles, visit her blog here.

Tina’s aim is to normalize the rhetoric around chronic illnesses and disabilities and to help patients own their ailment to live fuller, happier lives.

Read more about Tina and her mission on the Welcome Page. For collaborations and/or to leave feedback, please contact her here.

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