AN 18-YEAR-OLD chronic illness and disability advocate has been nominated for the Positive Role Model Award for Disability at The National Diversity Awards 2022.
Aimee Gill, from Taunton, has been raising awareness of chronic illness and disabilities through her Instagram account since she was 14.
She suffers from multiple conditions and her goal is to “educate people about different chronic illnesses and disabilities whilst supporting others who are going through a similar thing”.
Aimee said: “What an honour to be nominated for this award - I’m truly in shock.
“I’m a chronic illness and disability advocate. I suffer from multiple conditions myself including Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Alopecia, Fowlers Syndrome, and Autism.
“I initially started raising awareness of chronic illnesses and disabilities on Instagram back in 2018 when I was just 14 years old.
“I’d just been diagnosed with my first chronic illness and wanted to make sure no one felt alone in their battles like I did for so long. On my account, my goal is to educate people about different chronic illnesses and disabilities whilst supporting others who are going through a similar thing.
“I make sure that include diversity in my awareness too, for example advocating that Endometriosis and other menstrual health condition can affect all those that are assigned female at birth not just ‘women’.
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