My name is Evie and I’m a student from Brighton, UK. I started this blog at college, and have since “flown the nest” and now study English at the University of Birmingham.
I have a life-threatening nut allergy which includes peanuts and tree nuts, so carry an eppipen (an adrenaline injection that would save my life).
My blog (originally evbe.blog.com) was inspired by watching BBC drama “The C-word” about Lisa Lynch, a cancer patient who documents her battle through her blog and who wrote a book of the same title. From this, I decided to create my own blog about my experiences as an allergy-sufferer, and how my “allergy-life” impacts on my “Evie-life”.
I created this with an aim to try to express and raise awareness of the impact that allergies have on sufferer’s lives, and how I personally deal with them. I also absolutely love baking, so I also routinely share recipes on here for a variety of allergies, because at the end of the day eating cake is something we should all be able to do! Ultimately I just want to let fellow allergy-sufferers know that they are not alone, that there is a large community of people out there in a similar situation, and that we can potentially all learn from one another.
I hope this blog inspires you to embrace the beast that is the allergy, whether you have one or not, and inspires you to raise awareness of the issues teenagers face with such a beast often dominating their life. However, I also want to show that it’s not all bad and try to show the positives too, because there are some (like yummy cake!)!