I often find my youthful self-juxtaposed against the word “chronic.” As I walk on the path of life, my chronic illness trails behind. As I look to the future, my disease is there, waiting. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is a burden that I must bear, but I find that words help me carry the weight. I hope my words soothe and comfort, dissolving feelings of shame and isolation in anyone battling an autoimmune illness.
Author of the internationally published children’s book “Rocks and Stinky Socks,” Athitiya Singhapan is passionate about stories. The stories of those around her and of her own life inspire Athitiya to write meaningful pieces that breathe life experiences into every single letter.