Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024 Location:Virtual (EASTERN TIME) Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This webinar hosted by the TMA Women of Color Affinity Group will explore how connecting socially can help improve health outcomes, increase life expectancy and lessen anxiety and depression.

Shadé Mallory is a speaker and autoimmune advocate. After being diagnosed with lupus, she became a strong voice for women of color living with autoimmune diseases. She leads outreach programs, organizes roundtables, and inspires others through her advocacy, emphasizing that a diagnosis can be a source of empowerment and purpose.

Jamie Nicole, a certified autoimmune health coach, guides women with autoimmune diseases to embrace the autoimmune protocol (AIP) lifestyle. Through her practice, she empowers them to identify triggers, regain control, and achieve balance through Healthy Eating and Active Living. In addition, she is also the executive director of The AIP BIPOC Network, a non-profit promoting community care, providing support, education, and advocacy for the BIPOC autoimmune community.

Holly Jones is the founder of HERstory In Color, a women’s health empowerment nonprofit organization. In 2003 at the age of 19, she was diagnosed with polymyositis with ILD. Now in the twentieth year of her diagnosis, Holly is even more determined to build awareness for living your best life with myositis. She currently serves on the TMA Board of Directors, TMA Women of Color affinity group (co-leader), and committees that aid in the promotion of TMA.

Kaniah Gunter is a nutrition health coach and owner of Unique Guidance Nutritional Health Coaching, LLC. She was diagnosed with NXP-2 positive (anti-MJ) dermatomyositis and scleroderma in 2007 and is a strong advocate for the myositis community. Kaniah is a regional support group leader for TMA Virginia, West Virginia, and Northwest Carolina as well as co-leader for TMA’s Women of Color affinity group.

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