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⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was Daisy first, in that she truly saved me, like a hero. ⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease when I was 17 known as Psoriatic Arthritis in the knuckles of my fingers and bones of my hands. It’s a chronic pain that I still live with some years after. It feels like my fingers are in a vice, and someone’s pulling me back from them. I live with this pain everyday, even as I write this. It impacts my to an insane degree, some days I’m not even able to pick up my phone. It hasn’t subsided, but I’ve learnt that I can live with it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀But I didn’t always have this approach. I was in pain, every day and I suffered greatly. I didn’t have anyone that understood, and their empathy went only so far. But it was in this time, I discovered agents of shield. And when I got to season 2, Skye, had undergone an incredible life change, that too resulted in immense pain, and stares from close friends and family. ⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀I watched someone go through the same thing as I, down to the literal pain in our bones in our fingers, when I needed it most. I can’t overstate what this did for me. And especially to watch someone rise above it, there’s no perfect way of explaining how this show, and Daisy, helped in my recovery, in my acceptance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀ I cant make things shake like Daisy can. But I can lead, and I can persevere. And this intrinsic connection to her character led me to follow Chloe on her social media, and become even more grateful. Chloe’s loud, colourful and unapologetic self is something I can only aspire to implement in my own life. I love her boldness. I love her passion and her daring to do things her way, and proudly be herself and pursue things that she loves. I admire and respect this woman to absolutely no end. She’s helped me escape when I needed it, and helped me confront reality when I needed to. ⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀ Chloe has had a profound impact on my life, on my style, on my happiness. And there’ll be no way I can thank her enough. One day I hope I can tell her this in person, with as much respect and admiration she deserves. I’m a proud fan of this woman and I doubt that will end soon.