Emily has lived with migraine since she was seven, but the attacks shifted from episodic to chronic after the birth of her first child in 2017. As a yoga teacher and Exercise Physiology student, she is interested in how physical activity can benefit those living with chronic illness and pain. Emily started sharing her journey on social media and through her blog Movement With Migraine in 2019, and is passionate about inspiring and encouraging others to move their body more. Every little bit counts! She hopes to shine a light on this debilitating but often misunderstood condition, which is so much more than just a headache. She also wants to share that it is possible to thrive despite the pain, and that staying positive and nurturing your body can improve your life with migraine.
Jaime’s journey with migraine has been a life-long one. From a toddler with abdominal migraine to a wife and mother with chronic intractable migraine, Jaime has learned to turn her pain into empowerment. She also manages her daily life with depression and anxiety, surviving two suicide attempts, along with fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, spinal stenosis and chronic back pain. Despite these conditions and their limitations, she strives to do her best to find her optimal health. Advocating for headache disorders and mental health are her passions.
She is the author of the popular blog The Migraine Diva and was the Migraine Patient Advocacy Coordinator for Global Healthy Living Foundation. She also partners with the American Migraine Foundation and Shades for Migraine and is a stakeholder with the Coalition for Headache and Migraine Patients and the Headache and Migraine Policy Forum. Through her advocacy work and blog, Jaime’s mission is to make a very invisible disease visible to the rest of the world and validate the real pain of millions. You may reach her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Pamela began her journey with migraine at the age of 18, but her diagnosis changed to chronic migraine after the birth of her first child 6 years ago. She is a wife and mother of two young boys. She is passionate about living her best life, despite migraine. Social media and Beauty And The Migraine Beast, her blog, serve as a vessel to share her life, stories and experience with chronic migraine and truly be an advocate. It is Pamela’s hope that her openness may resonate with you personally, or help bring more awareness, understanding and compassion to what life with chronic migraine is really like.