Allie Cashel is the author of Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme disease in an Age of Denial (North Atlantic Books) and is the co-founder and president of the Suffering the Silence Community. Since starting work with STS, Allie has been invited to speak at events around the country ranging from private fundraisers, to medical schools, to bookstores and support groups. Some highlights include: an appearance on Good Day NY (Fox5), a presentation at a United States Congressional Forum and her facilitation of workshops on disability, inclusion and storytelling around the country. Allie served as the Chair of Young Leaders Council for the Global Lyme Alliance and works as a marketing and content development consultant for both nonprofit and for-profit clients. She graduated from Bard College in 2013 with a BA in Written Arts.