Sewcialists logo with text reading: 'Who We Are: Coping with Acquired Brain Injury'

This topic is near and dear to my heart (or head?) because I received a concussion 5 months ago and life hasn’t been the same since. Until I shared my own story, I had no idea how many sewists have been through similar trauma, and how common long-lasting effects are! I’ve also received support from so many of you both personally and from your professional experience in many fields. Turns out, when the going gets tough, sewists are exactly who you need around!

Here’s my story, and then some experiences from other community members.


Gillian, Sewcialists co-founder and Editor:

Gillian (30-something, white woman with short brown hair and blue glasses) standing in the snow in a black dress.

I was rear-ended on the drive home from work late in October — my first car accident, and I didn’t quite know what to do! I ended up driving myself home, thinking that I was ok. Well, 5 months later, I’m still only able to work half-time, and not a single day... [read more]