Suffering the Silence: Behind the Scenes With Allie Cashel and Erica Lupinacci
Allie Cashel and Erica Lupinacci started the Suffering the Silence online community as a way to change that. It’s a website, a photo project and a place to share stories — and has inspired hundreds of people living with invisible illnesses to open up about their experiences. Spinning off a photo series the friends published, people share photos of themselves with their diagnoses written on their arms, captioned with stories about what it’s like living with their symptoms. And the hashtag #SufferingTheSilence has become widely used for sharing chronic illness moments. Read on to learn more about the movement, and what Allie and Erica have learned along the way.