Beauty Does Lie: The Untold Stories of Autoimmune Diseases| 46mins
Director: Courtney G Smith | Producer: Courtney G Smith
Focus Years: 2014 | Country: United States
Beauty Does Lie: The Untold Stories of Autoimmune Diseases explores the lives of seven African American women living with five different autoimmune diseases including lupus, multiple sclerosis, Sjogren's syndrome, pernicious anemia, and myasthenia gravis. The women explain the emotional and physical difficulties of living with chronic, potentially debilitating diseases while dealing with the ignorance and misunderstanding of their diseases they encounter in society due to their healthy outer experiences. In spite of their daily battles with the autoimmune diseases, these women are are able to triumph and live fulfilling lives. Beauty Does Lie also features commentary by highly regarded medical professionals in the Chicago community, including rheumatologist Dr. Adrienne Burford Foggs of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and neurologist Dr. Tonya Fuller of Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, IL.
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