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Belle Brita is a lifestyle blog, with a Christian feminist twist.
I don’t hold back. I have feelings and opinions, and I’m not afraid to share them.
On Crohn’s Disease
I open up quite often about my journey with Crohn’s Disease. Summer 2015 marked 20 years since my diagnosis. The past few years have been particularly difficult for me, with my weight getting down to 98 pounds at Thanksgiving 2014. At the moment (2019), I receive at-home Entyvio infusions every six weeks to treat the disease. However, if my condition doesn’t improve this year, the next step is surgery.
Start here: When Life Is Even Harder
- Why I’m Grateful to Have Crohn’s Disease
- What’s in My Hospital Bag for Outpatient Visits
- How to Survive School with Crohn’s Disease
I’ve also shared my grieving process, with my mother’s cancer journey and death. Writing about my feelings has been quite therapeutic.
Start here: When Life Continues to Be Hard
As a Christian, I write honestly about my faith. This includes critiques of Christianity. I believe fervently in God my Creator and Jesus my Savior, but Christianity as an institution has some problems.
Start here: When Life is Hard
One of my most popular topics is relationships/marriage. I offer advice on dating, relationships, and sex. I share stories from my own marriage.
Finally, my other most popular topic is feminism. My posts on feminism are definitely not written for immature readers. I use technical language. I cite statistics. I provide as much factual information as possible, while linking to dozens of outside resources. While I do try to break down complicated topics as simply as possible, I refuse to dumb down the subjects.
I would love to connect with new readers outside of my blog! Feel free to contact me anytime. Or say BONJOUR to me on social media!