Kirsten Schultz

Kirsten Schultz

Founder, Not Standing Still's Disease; Founder, Chronic Sex

Madison, WI

Expertise

I am a Wisconsin-based writer living with multiple physical and mental chronic illnesses. My passion is to help patients and organizations alike learn more about illnesses, stigmas attached to them, and how to improve quality of life for all. I have written for and worked with a number of organizations from Creaky Joints to Self Care Catalysts and Healthline to Achieve Clinical. My latest personal project, Chronic Sex, focuses on how illness and disability affect little-discussed things like relationships and sexuality.

I would like to offer services including but not limited to:
Writing
Editing
Speaking
Consultation
Workshop/Panel work
Focus group work
Social Media promotion
Forum/website moderation

AVAILABILITY: 31-40 hours/week

Industry Experience
Education Healthcare - Administration Healthcare - Advocacy Healthcare - Online Communities
Areas Of Expertise
Blogger Consumer Engagement  Editor Event Planner Marketing Online Moderation Other Peer Support Product & App Testing Public Relations Reporter Social Media Social Networking
Health Perspective
Caregiver Advocate
Health Conditions
Anemia Anxiety Arthritis Birth Control Caregiving Chronic Illness Depression Fibromyalgia Food Allergy Health Public Policy Mental Health Migraine Obesity Oral Health Pain (Chronic Pain, Joint Pain, Back Pain) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Psoriasis Rare Diseases Rheumatoid Arthritis Seasonal Allergy Sexual Health Sleep and Sleep Disorders Women's Health
Interests
Reading Socialization Cooking Actor Artist Author Baseball Film Musician Singer Songwriter Stand-up Comedy photography traveling volunteering Gaming Pets Education Sexual education Self-care Self-love
Founder at Chronic Sex

I created and manage Chronic Sex, all about chronic illness and how it affects self-love, self-care, relationships, sex, and sexuality. I currently have a website, facebook group, and other social media profiles. There is also a weekly chat Thursday evenings using the hashtag #chronicsex.

In association with this project, I have been able to present or take place in workshops and sessions from Toronto to Phoenix to Philadelphia and the Pacific Northwest on sex and sexuality, self-care and self-love, and more.


I created and manage a website that showcases my personal journey through chronic illnesses, both physical and mental. While this started as more of a personal blog, it is my biggest project and the website with which most of my volunteer work is associated. I discuss not only information relevant to those with my specific illnesses but also other illnesses, social justice, and general healthcare information.

This site has allowed me to work with organizations, both domestic and international, to raise awareness of illnesses and more. Organizations I've worked with include the Arthritis Foundation, Creaky Joints, Achieve Clinical, Healthline, and more.


Bachelors, Religious studies, history, and politics
Carroll College (now University)
September 2006 – May 2010
Waukesha, WI, United States


Masters, Health Care Administration
Utica College (online)
August 2015 – December 2017
Utica, NY, United States



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