"Hey, my name is Annette Leonard. My pronouns are she/her/hers and I am a Mighty Super Contributor."
"...to combat loneliness, both my own and other people's. It’s really easy when confronting illness, disease and disability to feel like I'm the only one managing these conditions and that’s just simply not true. And so when I connect with others through my words and stories it helps me process not feeling so alone in this experience and it helps me connect with others so that maybe they feel a little less alone in their lives too."
My favorite story I've written for The Mighty...
"As with all fleeting things, fulfillment is temporary – but it’s so worth noticing when it’s present. Here are five ways I find fulfillment in the midst of this journey with chronic illness."
"5 Ways I Find Fulfillment With Chronic Illness"
"I am fluent in American Sign Language, I can knit in the dark and for the first year of my podcast, Chronic Wellness, I broadcast on video and audio five days a week."
"For others living in the same circumstance I would say you are not these illnesses, you are this wholeness. You are worthy."
Thanks to Annette, and contributors like her, our Mighty community is what it is.
Thanks for sharing your story, Annette!