Episode 1: The secret world of chronic illness with Jacinta Parsons

Season #1

Jacinta never intended to be a radio broadcaster. She dreamed of being a teacher, but chronic illness de-railed her. In conversation with host Michelle Irving, Jacinta shares how you can dissociate from your body while living with chronic pain and the benefits of coming home to your body.⁠ Plus what it feels like to hit rock bottom and how she made a choice to come up again⁠. She also shares about navigating marriage, career and raising children while living with invisible illness.

About Jacinta Parsons

ABC Radio Broadcaster Jacinta Parsons has been living with Crohns disease for over 20 years. Her first book Unseen is powerful and poignant memoir of her experience of living with invisible illness. Jacinta is an ambassador for the Crohn’s and Colitis Association.

About Michelle Irving

A pioneer in the Chronic Illness space, Michelle Irving is the Queen of the Underworld. She mentors women around the world, teaching them how to create a life filled with love, meaningful work and deep personal power. She believes we can all have a positive relationship with ourselves even in the midst of experiencing illness.

Connect with Jacinta 

Instagram: @jacintaparsons

Twitter: @Jacinta_Parsons

Connect with Michelle

Instagram: @michelleirvingofficial


Queen of the Underworld Program

Music by Avy Summerlind