About Me

by Janet Jay
About Me
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Hi, I’m Janet Jay!

Hi all! I’ve been in constant pain since I was 15, the vast majority of the time without any diagnosis, while also dealing with the mental health issues that arose from it.  From before I could drive, these health issues have affected and constrained my life and choices in almost every way. Regardless, I managed to craft a pretty cool life for myself as a freelance journalist, writer, & editor and occasional photographer. I have published pieces in Maxim, VICE Motherboard, and Popular Science, among many other sites you’ve never heard of. A few years ago I began doing communications work  for the US Pain Foundation, most often writing for the magazine Invisibleproject.org, so I split my time between that and this blog!  I live in Austin, TX with my two dogs Kismet and Arrow. 


Interested in more about my disabilities, medical history and general healthcare saga?

Interested in more about my non-medical background and what I’ve accomplished? Want to hire me, collaborate with me (or guest post on this blog)?

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