Hi, I’m Joni.
I was diagnosed with guttate psoriasis when I was 15 and recently diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis at 38. Being a teenager with psoriasis made me feel secluded and incredibly self-conscious. Growing up with this disease has impacted my confidence and relationship with my body.
I refuse to let psoriasis define who I am, but it has given me a new purpose and community. It has helped me become more aware of what my body + mind need in order to live a happier, healthier life. I never want to let my diagnosis’s stop me from doing the things that bring me happiness.
This blog is for sharing my personal experiences living with psoriasis and now psoriatic arthritis. I ask you to keep in mind that we are all different. Something that may work for me, may not be the best approach to take for you. I am not a health care professional, so I highly recommend that before starting any treatment you talk to your health care team.