"Hello, my name is Natalie. I am a Mighty Super Contributor. My pronouns are she and her. I was born and raised in San Francisco, CA and I currently live in New Orleans, LA."
"I write for The Mighty to share my experience with chronic illness and healing and resilience and finding a way to love my life more than I hate my pain and to help anyone who has traveled the same road I have."
My favorite story I've written for The Mighty...
"For years I had a hard time describing the magnitude of this part of my health journey. Finally, I was able to put this piece of my story into words. Knowing that it resonated with so many others going through something similar has meant the world."
"What It Feels
Like to Live With
In another life, she would be an interior designer. She stretches, practices breathing exercises and meditates every day. She also grew up in a town where one of the world’s most famous big-wave surfing competitions takes place, Mavericks, CA.
"My advice, my message would be: be kind to yourself as you navigate a really hard thing and know that you are more resilient than you feel."
Thanks to Natalie, and contributors like her, our Mighty community is what it is.
Thanks for sharing your story, Natalie!