One of the top highlights of my recent “Road to No Reaction” Tour was meeting up with my friend Sloane Miller (a.k.a. Allergic Girl). We have been in touch for years now and have always supported each other’s efforts helping people with food allergies. We went out for a great and safe dinner together in Manhattan at a restaurant she recommended, called Blue Smoke. The food was delicious, but talking with a food allergy expert and all-around great person made the meal unforgettable!
I was first introduced to Sloane through her blog (which I highly recommend you bookmark at http://allergicgirl.blogspot.com. It was refreshing to read stories from someone I could relate to – an allergic adult. She has an extraordinary perspective based on much experience, and writes with a tone that highlights her empathy and conviction for the food allergy community.
In 2011, John Wiley & Sons published Sloane’s book titled “Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well with Food Allergies“. This is truly a helpful book for adults with allergies, or parents of a child with allergies. What I got the most out of her book were insightful tips and strategies to advocate for myself in every day situations. It also has a great section on a topic that few resources have covered before – dating with food allergies. I am proud to be a contributor to this book as I shared some of my own personal stories and tips surrounding relationships and food allergies.
Since 2007, Sloane has combined her master’s degree in social work with her passion for food allergies to provide one-on-one counseling and support to the food allergy community. You can learn more about this valuable service at http://allergicgirl.com/coaching/.
I thank Sloane for being a true torchbearer within the food allergy community. Through countless national speaking engagements, media interviews, organized allergy safe dinners, blog articles and resources, her knowledge and efforts have helped make this world that much more safe for people with severe food allergies.