Diane Talbert is a blogger, patient advocate and speaker for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. She presently writes for The Mighty, Medium, Health Union and Patients Rising. She has been featured in Arthritis Today, Everyday Health, Arthritis Foundation, Black Doctor Org, New York Times, and Health Central. Diane has been an active advocate for psoriasis for over a decade now. She ran a support group in the Maryland, DC and Virginia area for ten years. Diane has had severe psoriasis since the age of 5. (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 a diagnosis 12 years ago. She is presently seeing a pain management doctor for fibromyalgia, a rheumatologist for psoriatic arthritis and a dermatologist for psoriasis. Her goal is to stop the stigma associated with this disease.