On my search to make sense of this scentless life of mine, I discovered Fifth Sense and a lot more started making more sense to me about anosmia. Founded by Duncan Boak in 2012, Fifth Sense is a UK-based charity organization that provides support and advice to people around the world like me affected by smell and taste-related disorders so that society can understand what … Continue reading Say Hello to the New Fifth Sense Public Ambassador
July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. As it comes to a close, I’d like to testify as a black woman living with anosmia. Last month I read Terry McMillan’s book It’s Not All Downhill From Here, which inspired the title and partly this post. Things happen that sometimes catches you off guard but it’s up to us, as in the individual, to decide … Continue reading It’s Not Really All Downhill After Anosmia
It’s been well over 65 days since I’ve been staying inside my apartment. I’m totally losing track of the days. Despite states reopening, I’m still remaining very distant, staying in, and working within these four walls -thankful for being able to do them all. Being home all the time as an anosmic ambivert has been full of video chats with family and friends, webinars, routines, … Continue reading Social Distancing As An Anosmic
Anosmia has been a major topic in the press. But not for a good reason. You may or may not know that losing your sense of smell and taste could be a symptom of coronavirus. This pandemic is bringing a mass amount of attention to anosmia. Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialists and organizations have been sounding alarms about anosmia being a significant clue to … Continue reading Anosmia in the Age of the Coronavirus
Here we are again! It’s the official day to remember that there are millions of people around the world that don’t have the ability to smell. Like me! It’s been 13 years now. Wow! I don’t even know where the time went. What I do know is that I have definitely grown over the years. As I’ve mentioned before, having anosmia can be an alienating … Continue reading Happy Anosmia Awareness Day!