About

Jennifer Dye Visscher, an imaginative artist, blogger, and social media health activist from Elizabeth, Colorado, started her year long journey on October 1, 2010 to create An Apple A Day as an original piece of art to promote and support others with the chronic disease known as Ankylosing Spondylitis.  Over two hundred days of apples later, she has drawn a large following from around the country and the world with her beautiful art and her empathetic writing on her daily blog The Feeding Edge.  Jenna describes it as a place where “art, a positive outlook, and health advocacy issues come together”.

Jenna reaches out to many organizations serving this population on the web in a truly unique way. Her content, commentary, and cultural references focus on the positives of dealing with chronic illness and builds a bridge to gain interest from outside the AS community by matching art to words and hopefully brings a touch of joy and creativity to lives every day.

Jenna is a power writer for The Fight Like a Girl Club and is published on WEGOHealth.com in the written word and via video.  You can also watch her paint on her You Tube Channel and has recently joined with two other AS Warriors to create the Hope & Apples Campaign for AS Awareness month. Over 100 stories and apples were submitted as testimonials  from over 8 countries in less than a month.

She welcomes all to her site whether a sufferer, partner or care giver, or a friend.  Jenna would like all of us to band together to bring awareness and understanding; empathy and support; study and shared experiences to people with chronic disease in all its forms.  She asks people to “Be part of the Story, Be part of the Cure!”

 

In The Media:

November 2011 Issue of Saturday Evening Post

Did you catch me on WPIX TV?

http://www.wpix.com/news/morningnews/wpix-as-big-apple,0,1159185.story

Interview on XM Doctor Radio

 

Places to find Jenna Visscher

Twitter: @ArtAppleADay & @TheFeedingEdge

365 Apples Archived at Art Apple A Day - http://artappleaday.com

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jennifer-visscher/12/416/8aa

Blog: http://www.thefeedingedge.com/

The Feeding Edge Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/TheFeedingEdge

On YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/JennaVisscher

See the Apples on Flicker: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenna_visscher/

Apples For AS: http://www.applesforas.com

Hope & Apples Website: http://hopeandapples.com

 

Other places around the web!

AS Power Team Writer For The Fight Like A Girl Club: http://www.thefightlikeagirlclub.com/author/jenna/

WegoHealth: http://community.wegohealth.com/profile/JennaArtApple

WegoHealthBlog: http://blog.wegohealth.com/2011/02/17/guest-post-jenna-from-art-apple-a-day-gives-a-health-activist-take-on-last-nights-rxsave-chat/

The Brave Discussion:  http://thebravediscussion.com/2011/09/self-healing-through-stories-and-art-jenna-visschers-365-journey-to-happiness/

World AS Day: http://www.worldasday.com/2011/05/real-stories%E2%80%A6-real-people-my-physio-was-vital-to-my-spondylitis-treatment-plan/

Apple Art on the  2010 Spondylitis Association of America Annual Report!

 

To contact me please email me at jenna [at] artappleaday [dot] com or 303-478-9985.