About a month ago, on an ordinary Wednesday night, I got an email from someone named Katelyn Verstraten, a journalist at CTV Vancouver with an interest in health and science reporting. She wanted to write a piece about invisible illnesses, and she wanted to tell my story. She wondered if I would be interested in talking to her more about it.
Ummmm, yes please! Sign me up! I was blown away that someone I’d never met before was even interested in my story.
We set up a Skype meeting for the following week. I was excited, but also nervous, because I’m usually much better expressing myself with written words than with spoken ones, but I needn’t have worried because talking to Katelyn was awesome. After our near hour and a half conversation my mom asked me what we had talked about and I wasn’t even sure. We had talked about everything!
The next day, with my totally worth it “I talked too much” hangover, I wondered what she would even end up writing about. What had we talked about? What hadn’t we talked about? The details were already blurry.
Earlier this week Katelyn sent me a preview of the story and I was so impressed because somehow she had taken my hour plus of rambling and picked out the parts that were most important, the parts that made me think, “I’m so glad she included this!” whether or not I even remembered saying it. Oh, and when I mentioned in passing that my best friend was really excited about this whole thing, she decided to get her involved as well. How fun is that?
So anyway, after all that pre-ramble, here’s the link to the story!
Big thanks to Katelyn Verstraten and to CTV News Vancouver for this opportunity!