Pretty Sick Chick
Welcome to Pretty Sick! My name is Lesley also known as simply Les to others. I am the founder and creative mind behind this pretty dope site. As someone who deals with many invisible illnesses, I wanted to bring awareness to help break the stigma that as individuals who are sick we have to look like our illnesses or look a certain way. Society as a whole has failed to recognize that chronic and mental illnesses, diseases, and disabilities don't have a look and that Illnesses can look different on each individual. I opened up this space to speak on my own experiences, bring light to others experiences as well, and to show the world how people like you and I have helped break the barrier and defy the odds by showing that although we are sick we can still be beautiful, brave, attractive all while fighting the day to day battle of our illness, disability or chronic diseases. So here is to the idea of breaking the mold and letting the world know that you are P.S. Pretty Sick!
For years I have suffered from both mental and physical illnesses that weren't visible. One of the terms that I would often hear from people including doctors, nurses, and even those in the human and health field whenever they met me was "oh wow you are too pretty to be sick." I oftentimes laughed and shook it off but I would often find myself coming back to the thought wondering...what does that mean, am I not supposed to be attractive or pretty as a person because I have an illness? It was bothersome and an unbelievable thought that such people would even think that I had to look like what I was feeling or going through. And so I begin to think if I've experienced this in my life then there must be other women and men who have experienced such bias stigmas and ideas as well and so "Pretty Sick" was born.
P.s. Pretty Sick
"Because simply put we don't have to look like our illnesses. Defy the odds, break the molds, crack the shells, and show the world that you are Pretty Sick in the most amazing way!"