When Alexandra was diagnosed with MS, it came as a shock to her. Having watched a close family member battle the disease, she felt she was embarking on a very dark road. But she soon realized that MS has many faces, and that good advice, self-education and support can make a huge difference in the way we deal with the disease and its symptoms. And because networking has been so helpful to her, she tries to pay it forward – by being there for others close to her who are struggling with MS and by contributing to this blog, so that people all around the world may read it and hopefully find the one voice that speaks to them.
When she’s not out and about running or doing yoga, Alexandra is a passionate professional translator and voice actor, as well as a proud feminist and advocate for inclusion, LGBTQIA rights, racial justice and animal welfare. She also loves fantasy and science-fiction in any format: books, films, comics or video games. She has two cats, Gamora and Merlin, and someday soon, she and her partner Neil will complete their little family with a dog named Wutz.
Please note Alexandra Reiche is a pen name, but this blogger’s contributions are very real! We respect the privacy of all of our bloggers.
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