Toni van Eeden
There is no easy way to explain who I am or what I do so I’ll stick to the fundamentals. I am a 31 year old woman. In October 2019 I was diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyeltis – an autoimmune disorder in my brain. For a number of years before that I was living under the more general diagnosis of fibromyalgia. For a number of years before that I was living in denial as my symptoms slowly progressed. The purpose of this blog is to bring some art and magic to the difficult stories that swim around chronic illness. Both as a way of healing myself and paying homage to the great lineage of women who have lived with chronic illness before me. These pieces also serve as mile markers for a book I’m writing. After working in marketing and branding for small business and entrepreneurs for a number of years, I have decided to commit to writing full-time. More on that later!
If you’d like to experience more of my work I encourage you to follow me at @wolf_in_hysteria on Instagram