Laila Smith, niece of lupus warriors
From what I’ve learned about my tías (aunts), lupus can be a very isolating disease. It’s easy to feel alone when you feel pain that most people never experience. That’s why I’ve chosen to be a support system for them. It’s not easy seeing someone you love in pain, but I continue to stand by them. Standing by them includes advocating on their behalf. Being a part of this campaign means I get to remind women like my tías to listen to their bodies. To be fierce and take control, means to demonstrate your power and stand your ground. Stand firm in what your body is telling you and have the power to do something about it.
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