Episode 9: Diabetes + Poetry with Nichole Acosta
Nichole Acosta is a vegan Type-1 diabetic, spoken-word poet and digital assets manager at Jumo Health, which offers authentic, relatable health education for children and families. She has been performing poetry since she was 11 years old and was diagnosed with diabetes during her freshman year of college. Since then, she has come to recognize that highs and lows are part of a diabetic's life. In all of her work, she lives to inspire and inspires people to live, recognizing that her poetry has the capacity to deeply affect her audience.
How a painting in her parents' house inspired her to live cooperatively and inspirationally.
Why embracing veganism allowed her to live healthily with her diabetes.
The support system of individuals who have been there for Nichole on her health journey.
How a second date medical emergency cemented Nichole's connection to the woman who is now her wife.
The ways Jumo Health helps younger people understand health issues in a comforting and appealing way.
The feeling of fulfillment when your work resonates with someone.
Why poetry and politics are inherently intertwined.
Nichole describes the equilibrium of "sugar freedom."
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