Epilepsy Talk

Thanks for the giving…

November 23, 2022
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There’s so much to be grateful for…

Your generosity of spirit…

Your compassion and caring…


How Creative Are YOU?

September 24, 2022
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I was born a writer. Just like I was born with brown eyes. In 5th grade when we were assigned to write a poem with an illustration, everyone wrote about the spring, flowers, stars, the city, the country. I wrote about racism. My illustration was a black silhouette pasted against white paper. My teacher promptly sent me home with a note for my parents, accusing me of plagiarism.


Who was your greatest inspiration?

April 14, 2022
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For me, quite simply, it was my grandfather.

After all, I was a pariah. A leper. (No one would say the “E” word.)

I’d never achieve anything. My life was over.

Even though it had just begun.


What Is Your Inspiration?

December 16, 2021
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“If there’s one thing that I’ve learned, it’s that people are willing to embrace you if you share your story.”


How Creative Are YOU?

June 21, 2018
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There can definitely be a creative side to the electrical mischief that epilepsy produces.  Some types of epilepsy can spark inspiration, enhance creativity and bring out the latent artist in you.  It can be as diverse as literature…poetry…painting…drawing…dramatics…architecture…philosophy…or physics…to name just a few.


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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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