Caitlyn is somewhat of a unicorn. Born with a congenital heart condition, she survived two open heart surgeries before age 4. She was diagnosed with a mood disorder and anxiety in 2008. After recovering from several hospitalizations, she went on to get a B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development and then an M.A. in Psychology.
Caitlyn is also an Invisible Illness Warrior. Diagnosed with severe and life-changing migraines in 2014, she has since been on a journey of better health and recovery despite the number of medical issues she faces.
Caitlyn has always been a writer. She spent her high school years with Journalism as her elective. She worked on the school paper for two years. She was first published in 2008 after writing a poem about her dad. She was in eighth grade.
She has since been published on other reputable sites such as The Mighty, Huffington Post, and Upworthy.
Caitlyn works tirelessly as a champion for those with mental illness and invisible or chronic illness. She is the epitome of a spoonie, but has managed to reach the world through her writing.
Caitlyn can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org