Alisha Bridges

Patient Expert

Alisha Bridges has dealt with psoriasis since 7 years old after a bad case of chicken pox triggered her disease to spread on over 90% of her body. For years she hid in shame afraid of what people would think of such a visible disease. She has suffered from depression, anxiety, and panic attacks due to psoriasis.

Years ago Alisha wrote a letter entitled “My Suicide Letter.” The letter was not about actually killing herself but killing parts of her like low self-esteem, fear, and shame so she could truly live to her fullest potential. This proclamation catapulted her into psoriasis and patient advocacy. Following this letter she created a blog entitled Being Me In My Own Skin where she gives intimate details of what it’s like to live with psoriasis.

Alisha is a community ambassador for the National Psoriasis Foundation and has served her community in countless ways to help give a better understanding of what’s it’s like to live with psoriasis. Her life motto is the following: “My purpose is to change the hearts of people by creating empathy and compassion for those the least understood through transparency of self, patient advocacy, and dermatology.”

Alisha is also a Social Ambassador for the Psoriasis HealthCentral Facebook page.

Conditions Covered:Psoriasis, Skin Health, Sexual Health, Mental Health

Latest by Alisha Bridges

9 Stupid Things People Say About Psoriasis

No matter if it’s said out of love or rudeness, many comments about psoriasis are just plain stupid and inaccurate. Here are some favorites followed by facts.

3 Reasons Why You Need to Treat Your Psoriasis

It’s not about being rid of flaky psoriasis patches. Treating psoriasis is about averting significant health risks, including joint damage and heart disease.

4 Reasons and 4 Ways to Share Your Story of Living With Psoriasis

If you have psoriasis, sharing your story may be difficult. Learn these tips for inspiring others, raising awareness and expressing yourself with psoriasis.

Embarrassed by Your Psoriasis? You’re Not Alone

Tempted to bury your head in between your legs after an awkward moment involving your psoriasis? Laughter is the best medicine. Enjoy some anecdotes by others in the club and feel less alone.

Psoriasis: 7 Ways I Show My Depression Without Saying It

Learn about some of the ways that psoriasis can affect your mental health and why it can be difficult to share your feelings with friends and family.

Dating with Psoriasis

Learn how to navigate the tricky waters of dating with psoriasis with these helpful tips.

How Should You Talk to Your Partner About Psoriasis Before Being Intimate?

Shame and embarrassment can make it difficult for those of us living with psoriasis to share details with potential partners. When should you disclose the condition? Alisha tells us to trust our instincts.

6 People Reveal Psoriasis Fashion Fears

Men and women deal with fashion concerns and psoriasis in (largely) similar ways.

Psoriatic Disease: Tools for Easier Living

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5 Reasons You Need a Psoriasis Mentor

Check out five ways mentorship in the psoriasis community is imperative and why you should consider finding one for yourself.