How do you balance ambition with listening to your body? Suriya talks with author, publisher, podcaster, and sickle cell campaigner Jenica Leah, to discuss fighting stigma, setting long-term goals, and life as a multi-hyphenate with a chronic illness.

Jenica writes the My Friend Jen series of children’s books, to help kids understand sickle-cell, and remove the stigma that comes from ignorance of the condition. Although sickle-cell can put limitations on life-expectancy, Jenica still sets long-term goals and works towards them, because everyone’s time is finite.

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Sickbabe is is hosted by Suriya Aisha, sound-designed by Eliyana Evans, and produced by She Wants a Dog. You can follow @SickBabePod on Twitter and Instagram.