Meet the Poet:
Lauren Thomas is 30 years old living in New York City. She was officially diagnosed with narcolepsy type 1 in January 2019. She was also recently diagnosed with Endometriosis in February 2021. Lauren is passionate about advocating for those with invisible illnesses and writing about her experiences. When she isn’t supporting her community, you can find her on the dance floor.
About the Poem:
“This poem is about my experience with medical gaslighting and racism while trying to get diagnosed.”