ARIEL LAWRENCE - DIABETES TOP VOICE
Ariel has been living with type 1 diabetes for more than 12 years and her goal is both to raise awareness about diabetes and to give a voice to people of colour. On her online platform Just a Little Suga', she is shedding light on the experiences of individuals of color and marginalized communities affected by diabetes.
"On platforms whose goal it was to raise diabetes awareness, and to educate and support those with this disease, I never understood why the voices of people of color were few and far between. We too, are the face of diabetes. And as statistics reveal, we are also in dire need of support, access, and education."
Ariel lives in New York and organises meet-ups for people with diabetes. In partnership with Beyond Type 1, she moreover designed and curated “Diabetics on the Margin” platforms created to elevate the narratives of people of color living with diabetes.
Ariel does such incredibly important work and if you don't know her yet, we strongly recommend that you check her out! You can either visit her Instagram @justalittle_suga or her website www.justalittlesuga.com
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