About The Brand
That Girl With Arthritis started in 2020. I simply was hoping to build community, find people like me with chronic illnesses, and maybe bring something new to the community that could be beneficial.
A few months in I opened my Etsy store, offering cute awareness apparel and accessories. This was something I always wanted to do and the COVID-19 quarantine gave me time to design products, set up the shop, and learn about the e-commerce world.
To end 2020 I am excited to launch my own website and medical journals. I am hoping my journals benefit chronic illness warriors just like me!
In 2010 I was diagnosed with Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, an overlap of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Scleroderma. Over the years my body and disease has changed and now my rheumatologist believes I have Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
I grew up in New Jersey, but now live in Tampa, FL with my fiance, goldendoodle, and kitty. I work full-time as a Marketing Manager for a staffing company. TGWA is my passion project.
I have been through a lot, and I know my journey with arthritis is no where near over. This site, this community, and this shop has given me some hope. Hope and realization that even though it feels like it sometimes, I am not alone in this journey.