Britt J. is an ePatient consultant, writer, public speaker, and climber of mountains. She’s been a chronic patient for over twenty years, living with both Undifferentiated Spondyloarthropathy and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Through her blog, TheHurtBlogger.com, she chronicles the absurdity of living with chronic disease and pain. She collaborates with various non-profits, universities, and health systems to make healthcare more efficient and cost-effective for both patients and providers, connecting patient voices to create meaningful change. She shares her story and encourages the patient community to be active members in their own care, and take ownership of their wellness. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where you can often find her working towards her goal of climbing North America’s tallest peak, Denali.