Shaina's Employment eJourney

Shaina Brown
Shaina Brown
Person with Epilepsy
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Living with epilepsy has been very difficult in my employment life. I have had two previous employers dismiss me from my job. They proclaimed it was for different reasons, but I knew it was because of events that took place due to my conditions that I have with epilepsy.

The current job I have now dismissed me from basic training because they said that my epilepsy was a safety issue. I still have my job, but how can I succeed to the next level if my epilepsy is a safety issue to perform the job?

One thing that has been successful for me with employment is to start my own business. I am about to embark on opening my own food truck, Equally Yoke Breakfast, LLC. I recommend that people living with epilepsy consider starting their own successful businesses.

Support for this eJourney story was provided in part by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

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