Gemma Boak

Gemma Boak
Her interests in advocacy started after being diagnosed with guttate psoriasis in 2012. Having initially been diagnosed as a young child, and before the internet was a thing, she had never visited the online space for information on psoriasis. Researching strategies to cope with the severe itching of a post Strep flare (and Prednisone induced Insomnia) opened her up to a plethora of online communities and approaches to managing the symptoms of psoriasis she had never come across before. Her experiences were mostly positive, but some encounters with dangerous advice inspired her to speak out. Read more.