Managing your Career while living with Chronic Illness
47% of Australians live with a chronic illness, 70% of whom also work
That's 6.6 million women in Australia living and working with chronic illness
So why don't we talk about this more?
Michelle is on a mission to de-shame chronic illness, illuminate the stories of those 6.6 million Australian women, and help us all see their unique strengths and value.
In this episode with the fabulous Vari we talk about:
Society's outdated and untrue story of illness and wellness
Michelle own experience of 2 chronic illnesses and how she now helps women in this space
The 'hero's journey' we see portrayed so often, and the power of illuminating the 'heroine's journey' instead - including some incredible ancient mythology
How the pandemic has changed opinions and ideas on chronic illness
Where women with chronic illness can find connection, community and 'helpful help'
How those people's family, friends, colleagues,...