There are a lot of ways to raise awareness for Celiac Disease. From sharing posts about commonly missed signs and symptoms to donating to Celiac research, you’re sure to find a way that works for you. I raise awareness daily just by living as a Celiac. Explaining my symptoms to incredulous people, ordering the gluten free option on a menu, and turning down food at parties— all of these are tiny acts of activism. I have a lot of great friends who teach people about Celiac Disease, too. One of my friends even corrected a college professor who was making fun of “gluten free” labels on foods that seem obviously gluten free. (Trust me, gluten hides in unusual places.)
If you know me, I kind of wear my heart on my sleeve. I have a very expressive face, and I’m terrible at hiding my emotions. I can’t wear my Celiac Disease on my sleeve, but I’m pretty sure I’ve found the next best thing.