BeingCharis (Charis Hill)

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My life goal is to make Ankylosing Spondylitis a household name. I'm a chronic disease advocate, writer, speaker and model living with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I'm a Women’s March (Sacramento) and TEDx speaker. I've spoken on numerous healthcare panels, legislative hearings, and with pharmaceutical organizations. I have lobbied on Capitol Hill and have a good relationship with local, statewide, and national elected representatives. My story has been featured in dozens of publications including Arthritis Today Magazine, Mother Jones, CNBC, and in an upcoming documentary, Becoming Incurable.


Sacramento, CA


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