When I was diagnosed a few years ago with Celiac Disease, it seemed like the end of the world. I was in my early twenties; an immigrant in NY by way of Trinidad and Guyana – it was a secondary layer of culture shock. I had to learn an entirely new language as it pertained to food, health and my continued existence – I’d never felt so isolated.
As the years went on, the fad of Gluten Free diets definitely helped give us more options but it also skewed the perception of the disease (and gluten intolerance) as a upper middle class dietary fad. Couple that with it being an autoimmune and very internal disease – it’s often not respected as it should be.
While I do suffer from Celiac Disease, the reviews, recipes and advice can help those suffering from other food related intolerance, allergies or issues. This usually seen as something that does not affect black women (or poc) experience but I’m here to confirm and affirm that you are not alone.
It’s my hope that with this blog, my willingness to be open and share what I’ve learned and go through; that I can help others on their journey as well.
Please don’t hesitate to comment or send me messages if you need help transitioning, advice or anything in between. Wishing you happiness and health in your journey!