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About IBD

Dec 14, 2020

For many of us who live with a form of IBD, being a performer seems like it would be impossible. Some of the problems include needing a job that provides health insurance, the stress of auditions, and being healthy enough to perform onstage. Justin Baker, however, has found a way to make it work for him as he lives with Crohn's disease and ankylosing spondylitis (a form of degenerative arthritis that's associated with IBD). Justin is an actor, a photographer, and a clown. He tells me how he manages stress, how empathy informs his work and his life, and how not having health insurance led to emergency surgery for his Crohn's disease.

Concepts discussed in this episode:

Find Justin Baker, actor, on Acts4Food, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

Find Justin Baker, photographer, on and Instagram.

Find "You Don't Look Sick: A Documentary Series," on Facebook and Instagram.

Find Amber J Tresca at, Verywell, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Credits: Mix and sound design is by Mac Cooney. Theme music, "IBD Dance Party,” is from ©Cooney Studio.