Shawntel Bethea

About Shawntel Bethea

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis at 17-years-old, initially Shawntel chose to hide her condition. It wasn't until after the removal of her colon (in 2014) that Shawntel realized the importance of sharing her story and spreading awareness. Shawntel is now a writer a patient advocate. You can find more of her journey on her blog Chronically Strong.

By Shawntel Bethea - January 11, 2018
One thing I absolutely love to talk about is mental health. Whether it’s on my blog, Chronically Strong, my social media and other outlets, or in person. I genuinely think that mental health... READ MORE

By Shawntel Bethea - November 16, 2017
There’s a widespread misconception about the big bathroom stall. According to my former coworker: “The big bathroom (stall) is (only) for old people.” As a young woman suffering from an invisible illness... READ MORE