“My body attacked itself. New research suggests this may be how I developed the chronic neurological condition I have had for as long as I can remember. While it is hard to hear, it is also comforting to have more clues toward answering the ever-present question… “
Take a moment to read Kayla’s essay, and please share to raise awareness.
Kayla Douglass is a life coach and travel enthusiast currently living in Myanmar. Having lived with narcolepsy her entire life, she is proud to be a Rising Voices of Narcolepsy trained writer to help raise awareness and understanding of this condition.
More from Kayla:
- Scared of the Dark: The Narcolepsy Symptoms That Nobody Talks About (essay, Medium‘s Chronic Illness online magazine)
- 5 Things I Needed to Hear From Other People With Narcolepsy: Learning the power of hearing others’ stories (essay, Thrive Global)
- Narcolepsy Around the World: From Witchcraft to Awareness (blog article, Project Sleep)
- Watch Kayla’s Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story Sharing event:
Please share! Tonight, Kayla will read “Scared of the Dark: The Narcolepsy Symptoms That Nobody Talks About,” one of her many wonderful writing pieces about or inspired by her experiences living with narcolepsy. Read it here: https://medium.com/invisible-illness/scared-of-the-dark-the-narcolepsy-symptoms-that-nobody-talks-about-708c3f10b5b4
Kayla is a Life Coach from Indiana who loves learning. She has lived with narcolepsy her whole life, and now, as a Rising Voices of Narcolepsy writer, is sharing her story to raise awareness and understanding of this condition.
To learn more about Kayla and read more of her writing, visit her website: https://www.kaylamdouglas.com/
Posted by Project Sleep on Sunday, May 24, 2020
For a list of all of our RVN writers’ published essays, click here.
About Rising Voices of Narcolepsy:
To improve public understanding of narcolepsy, Project Sleep’s Rising Voices of Narcolepsy program trains people with narcolepsy to share their stories through public speaking and writing with local communities, healthcare providers, news outlets, blogs and beyond. Combining the power of real-life stories with expert communication strategies, our Rising Voices of Narcolepsy trained speakers and writers are effectively raising awareness and reducing stigma for all those facing narcolepsy.