It's been almost two weeks since the BlogHer 2016 Conference took place in Los Angeles. As a member of the BlogHer community, I had been very aware of their famous conferences held annually. BlogHer is home to the largest women's conferences. I had never imagined that I would have the opportunity to attend one.
Back in June, I received an email about a speaking opportunity at BlogHer 2016. Teva Pharmaceuticals was interested in me being on their More to Migraine panel/breakfast to share my experience with migraine. Teva was one of the sponsors of the conference and they are also the ones behind the More to Migraine campaign. The purpose of this campaign is to act as an informational forum, providing a place for individuals to share about migraine in order to help people have informed conversations about their condition with their healthcare providers.
I immediately was on board. To have the chance to speak candidly and honestly about migraine at such a huge venue was beyond my wildest imaginations. Never in a million years would I think my little blog would grant me this kind of exposure. And I would be in great company. On this panel is Dr. Susan Hutchinson, a headache specialist and migraine sufferer, Shannon Albert, a patient speaker, and Serene Branson, our moderator.
|More to Migraine: More to Life|
- our symptoms,
- managing our triggers,
- ways migraine has impacted us emotionally or mentally,
- life events we missed out on due to migraine,
- what we want people to understand about migraine, and
- what we would do if migraine wasn't always on our minds.
|L to R: Myself, Shannon Albert, Dr. Hutchinson, Serene Branson|