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Jessica Gimeno

Writer, speaker, lipstick lover. Interests: mental health, chronic illness, disability. www.jessicagimeno.com

Jessica is a writer, speaker, and a fighter who has five chronic illnesses: bipolar disorder, polycystic ovarian syndrome, myasthenia gravis, asthma, and psoriasis. Her TEDx Talk, "How to Get Stuff Done When You Are Depressed," has over 1 million views. Her website, Fashionably ill ®, is about surviving pain--mental and physical--with style and humor. Jessica is a contributor to The Huffington Post. Jessica has been featured in NBC News, BuzzFeed, Health Central, and The Mighty. In 2014, MSNBC filmed a mental health documentary on Jessica's life. Jessica graduated cum laude from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Communications and a Second Major in Political Science. She competed for Northwestern's Speech Team; Jessica was a State Champion and National Semi-Finalist in Impromptu Speaking. Jessica is a fan of Pilates, boxing, and all things NKOTB.