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Victoria Mack

Victoria Mack is an actor, teacher and writer living in New York City. She lives with her fiancé and dog, Tess of the D’Urbervilles. She tries to be strong and courageous every day, especially in managing her chronic illnesses: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Mast Cell Activation Disorder, and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. You can follow her at www.victoriamackteaching.com or www.victoria-mack.com.

The challenges of disabled & chronically ill workers exposed

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With all the energy we spend managing the many symptoms of our various illnesses and disabilities, it’s a miracle that so many of us find the strength to pursue our professional goals, either out of necessity or because we refuse to give up on our dreams. So what exactly is different when you’re a disabled worker rather than able-bodied worker?

How to support a student that has an invisible illness

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When I was in drama school I didn’t know I had a disability. I had chronic pink-eye, a back injury that put me in a brace for 6 months, knee problems, constant foot pain, sun-induced eczema, 3 months of bronchitis, severe insomnia, allergies, and crippling anxiety. I just didn’t know why.