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Mothering with Migraine by Jennifer Evan

Mothering with migraine is complicated. Migraine is ubiquitous, affecting over 1 billion people in the world, with a lifetime prevalence upwards of 20-30%. It affects females 2 to 3 times more often than males.1 Given that roughly half of the world’s population is female, this is a staggering number of women disproportionately affected by this…

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Dr. Suraj Malhan: Advocacy in Neurology

Dr. Suraj Malhan is an example of how individuals can use personal experiences to drive change and make a difference in the lives of others. By sharing his story, he is advocating for better understanding, treatment, and support for people with migraine. Miles for Migraine’s Advocacy Stories project is a platform for individuals to share…

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Advocacy Starts with Me

Advocacy starts with me. But where do I begin? Miles for Migraine is a great way to start. From educational events to walk/run/relax events across the country, advocacy starts with me. There are many ways to volunteer, fundraise and connect with others with migraine and headache disorders. Advocacy Starts with Me There are many different…

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How Does Migraine Affect the Black Community Differently? 

Racial Disparities in Migraine Care: How it Affects the Black Community written by Courtney White, MD Neurologist/Headache Specialist, Jefferson Hospital “I’ve had headaches since I was in middle school. I just thought all young girls get them.” I often remember my patient saying this to me when I diagnosed her with chronic migraine. A disease…

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Brittany’s Migraine Advocacy Story

Brittany’s migraine advocacy story is written and told by Brittany S. and edited by Miles for Migraine team.  Miles for Migraine’s Advocacy Stories highlights the many different ways that health advocacy shows up as individuals advocate for themselves and others. This project is not limited to migraine and other headache disorders, nor is it limited to individuals that…

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Light Can be Found in Darkness with Advocacy

Light Can be Found in Darkness with Advocacy is written and told by Larua L. and edited by Miles for Migraine team.  Miles for Migraine’s Advocacy Stories highlights the many different ways that health advocacy shows up as individuals advocate for themselves and others. This project is not limited to migraine and other headache disorders, nor is it…

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Migraine Advocacy in the Emergency Room

Migraine advocacy in the emergency room is written and told by Kelly A. and edited by Miles for Migraine team.  Miles for Migraine’s Advocacy Stories highlights the many different ways that health advocacy shows up as individuals advocate for themselves and others. This project is not limited to migraine and other headache disorders, nor is it limited to…

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From In-Patient Interview to Migraine Advocate

Alexis Z’s advocacy story is written and told by Alexis and edited by Miles for Migraine team.  Miles for Migraine’s Advocacy Stories highlights the many different ways that health advocacy shows up as individuals advocate for themselves and others. This project is not limited to migraine and other headache disorders, nor is it limited to individuals that…

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Miles for Migraine Volunteer Appreciation

It is Migraine and Headache Disorder Awareness Month. Although it’s June, we have volunteers that work year-round to make it a better migraine world. We’d like to introduce you to and show some extra appreciation to some of our most active volunteers. Without volunteers, non-profit organizations can not function. Volunteering for Miles for Migraine comes…

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Jeopardy Contestant Discusses Living with Vestibular Migraine

In this interview, a Jeopardy contestant discusses living with vestibular migraine, competing on the game show, and advocacy. Below, are the interview questions and answers from Nicky with their experiences. Can you give me a bit of background on your life with migraine? I had 24/7 dizziness since 2011, and I had a horrible dizziness…

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Migraine Advocacy: Every Action Counts

Every action counts when it comes to advocacy. But how can I get involved and why is it important? If we want a cure and change in migraine stigma, we all need to stand up and be counted.  Advocacy increases awareness to initiate change. Every action counts because it gives those that are stigmatized a…

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5 Ways I Advocate for Headache Disorders

“5 Ways I Advocate for Headache Disorders” is written by Anna and edited by Miles for Migraine team.  Miles for Migraine’s Advocacy Stories highlights the many different ways that health advocacy shows up as individuals advocate for themselves and others. This project is not limited to migraine and other headache disorders, nor is it limited to…

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