Diane Talbert is a blogger, patient advocate and speaker for psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. She presently works with Health Union, Patient Rising, Healthline, Bezzy PsA, Bezzy PsO and Creaky Joints. She has been featured in WebMD, Sharecare, The Mighty, Medium, Arthritis Today, Everyday Health, Arthritis Foundation, Breakthrough Crew, Black Doctor. Org, New York Times, and Health Central.
She has spoken in front of the FDA about living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and was asked to be on a panel with several dermatologist as a patient advocate. She is also part of the “The Fibromyalgia Pain Chronicles” run by Kristal Kent where she has done several videos. She has worked with LYFE bulb, Psoriasis for Kopa and NPAC (National Pain Advocacy Center). She just finished a Advocacy Master though Patients Rising run by Terry Wilcox. Diane was the 2020 Hero of Hope recipients for the International Pain Foundation run by Barby and Ken Ingle. She goes to Capitol Hill yearly to lobby and frequently speaks at Town Hall meetings. She was just feature in the U.S. Pain Foundation Invisible Project. Diane has been an active advocate for this disease for decades now. She ran a support group in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia area for ten years. She is also a volunteer for several organizations and vows to help find a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Diane serves on multiple advocacy boards and committees.
She loves being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She has a great husband (Alvin) who is her number one supporter. She has two sons and four grandchildren. Diane loves reading, writing, and traveling. Diane has had severe psoriasis since the age of five (1968). She was covered over 70% of her body for the first 40 years of her life. She has had psoriatic arthritis for 25 years, but just got diagnosis 15 years ago. She is presently seeing a doctor for fibromyalgia, rheumatologist for psoriatic arthritis and a dermatologist for psoriasis. Her goal is to stop the stigma associated with these diseases.