Focus on Aisha
I am on my journey to become a spiritual healer and hope to enter the medical field with a holistic approach to westernized medicine.
I enjoy the work and research involved with holistic and Eastern medicine. I hope to travel to various countries to research alternative treatments and energy-focused practices to be used to treat patients, including myself, here in the Pacific Northwest.
I was diagnosed with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis as a child, and from a young age into adulthood I used corticosteroids, unaware that longterm use could cause damage.
It was challenging to show my skin in shorts or tank tops because the topical steroids left permanent scarring and darkening. I did not want my peers to ask about the dark patches or deal with school bullies because I had a lack of self-esteem and I felt inadequate about myself. There are many obstacles I had to overcome to understand my condition, including topical steroid withdrawal. I had to learn and befriend the scaly beast that was taking over my life. For the last four years, I became my own advocate and found natural alternative treatments that worked for my skin.
Indeed, it does “take a village to raise a family” and, most importantly, the love and support of my eczema community.
Thanks to the support of the eczema community, I am no longer afraid of my skin, nor do I have to hide from it. When I am with or without my eczema people, I feel invincible. I can live with eczema on my face, neck, arms and legs. I do not wish to hide my disease from myself or anybody. I have learned to embrace my superpower, and I hope you feel empowered too.