https://www.healthcentral.com/article/living-authentically-with-ra
Made With RALiving With

It's OK to Be Honest About Your RA

Smiling through the pain might make small talk with others easier, but no one’s giving out Oscars for denying your truth.

two men sitting on ledge talking
Marlene Leppänen
    Lene  Andersen, MSW

    Lene Andersen, MSW

    @TheSeatedView

    Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. Lene (pronounced Lena) has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old and uses her experience to help others with chronic illness. She has written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View.

    Lene serves on HealthCentral's Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral on Facebook page, facebook.com/rahealthcentral. She is also one of HealthCentral's Live Bold, Live Now heroes — watch her incredible journey of living with RA.