Introducing New Patient Voices to Advantage Hers

Caroline Wozniacki, our Advantage Hers partner, welcomes three new inspiring female voices, all living with chronic inflammatory diseases, to share the spotlight.

Throughout all the ups and downs of my journey with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), one of the biggest comforts has been knowing that I’m not alone in what I’m going through. There are so many remarkable women living with chronic inflammatory diseases who have similar experiences – from difficulties in getting diagnosed, to finding a specialist that understands their needs, to balancing family, career, and everything in between.

When launching the Advantage Hers campaign with UCB in 2020, I saw my role as being a strong voice for other women who aren’t being listened to. Then, as I began to hear some of their stories, I knew that their strong voices deserved to be front and center too. There are so many important stories to be told alongside mine, and with that – I’m honored to introduce three new patient voices to the Advantage Hers campaign:

Lena Almeida, Canada

Content creator and mother of two, Lena was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in 2014 at the age of 36.

Talia Dean, UK

Singer, songwriter, actress and mother of one, Talia was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis after 15 years of searching for answers to explain her chronic back pain.

Morgane Smeezy, France

Graphic designer and former semi-professional handball player, Morgane comes from a big family and was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in her early 20s.

Give these brilliant women a follow to find out more about their journeys and their personal game plans for their conditions. Be sure to search #AdvantageHers on social media to follow the chronic inflammatory diseases community and to see our latest campaign content and resources. We’re all ready, let’s do this!