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. 

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!!

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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