Psoriasis and COVID

Psoriasis and COVID

Can you help answer the BIG questions? (spoiler: the answer is yes) ….. and you can do this from your sofa. Minimal effort required. So how do you help transform the world for people living with psoriasis in these very uncertain COVID-Y times? The easiest thing to do is help Prof. Catherine Smith and Dr. […]

What to wear when you have psoriasis [Interview]

Welcome to The Styling episode! This episode is designed to help us dress as our glorious psoriasis covered selves (instead of dressing like Aunt Doris). The focus is on how to dress so we can still feel great – even if our skin is misbehaving. The Highlights This episode is crammed full of strategies which […]

Holistic Healing with Art Meditation

Have you ever had a brilliant idea in the shower? Its such a good place for inspiration because we give the logic part of the brain the space it needs to process our thoughts. Why we need brain space to heal I was interviewed this week on BBC Radio Sheffield, and I had to describe […]

Living with Psoriasis as a teen & following your dreams

Sharing psoriasis images on Instagram Georgia caught my attention because she lives her psoriasis out loud. At 21 she is much braver than I was at that age. I would show small sections of my psoriasis in public but never whole body sections, and certainly not record my flares in photographs for anyone to see. […]

6 Strategies you need before your next date

Dating is tough. Whether you have psoriasis or not. When you have psoriasis…it definitely can be harder. Here are some of the anxieties I have had before (and during) a date- can you relate? are there flakes on the back of my jacket? I can’t go to the toilet because there a snowdrift on my […]

Mistakes we make dating with Psoriasis -plus Q&A

The challenges we face dating with psoriasis when we first start out “I just took what I could get, I didn’t think that anyone could ever love me with my skin at that point, so it was pretty hard.” Reena Reena and I both dated throughout our teens while living with psoriasis. One of the […]

What your partner really thinks about your psoriasis

So interviewing your own husband is not an everyday occurrence, and I think that’s the first and last time I will interview mine! He was excellent but finding the ‘ideal’ time…hmmm. It was worth it though because in his answers is the truth that we all need to know. When we date with psoriasis, we […]

Impotence ​& Genital​ Psoriasis

Valentines is a funny day. I’m not sure what it is all about- the rest of the World seems to have an idea though. In the U.K February 14th marks National Impotence Day; In the U.S its National Condom Day and in Canada the 14th is Sexual and Reproductive Health Day. Whichever way you look […]

Online Dating with Psoriasis

How to make psoriasis work in your favour and filter your dates for success with Jude from @theweeblondie We need to talk more about meeting new people, as psoriasis can really impact our experience of new interactions and taking part in the intimate act of touching. In this interview we had a fascinating chat about […]

Dear Santa, a psoriasis wish list

Psoriasis wish list

Dear Santa, I have been a very good girl this year- – Well, except the time I told my husband my back was too sore to do the dishwasher (in my defence he owes me around 4,500 empties) so I hope you don’t hold that against me. I will help several grannies across the road […]

Ep.16 Psoriatic Arthritis and Poetry: Different ways to cope with Russ Cowper

Russ Cowper

We all cope in different ways, some of these are more fun than others. Some are definitely more healthy than others! I am partial to using alcohol to help me unwind sometimes but it is not a good long-term strategy. Writing is having a resurgence, with Journaling being more popular now than ever (or at […]

How to support your mental health when living with psoriasis.

Ep.13 Dealing with the psychological challenges of living with psoriasis with  Clinical Psychologist Dr. Andrew Thompson If you have had psoriasis for more than 5 minutes you will be aware that living with psoriasis can be hard work. There are multiple aspects of the disease that test not only your willpower (yes-itchy plaques I’m looking […]

Ep.06 Gemma Boak & Russ Cowper | Conversations around Living with Psoriasis

In this episode, Russ Cowper from The Psoriasis Shout Out team takes over and we talk about our experiences of treatments, societal acceptance and relationships. We even talk about the benefits of having psoriasis … yes there are some! O.K technically he is interviewing me but he gives so much value it is more like a […]