that's so chronic.
a weekly podcast where Jess Brien interviews some incredible people from around the world that are thriving - and sometimes only just surviving - with chronic illnesses, life changing injuries, and potentially disastrous diagnoses.
After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in her final year of drama school and being diagnosed a “medical mystery” at the end of 2019 (that’s a long story, you'll have to listen to the podcast!) Jess was inspired to connect and share stories to spread awareness and hope.
Something Jess is really passionate about is removing the stigma around chronic illnesses and disabilities so that others can live their best lives. She also loves to make people laugh and has been seen performing across New Zealand and internationally in a variety of festivals, circus tents, streets, and theatres. Highlights include performing her comedy juggling show Jess The Mess at Wembley Stadium for London’s World Busking Day, and hosting Blackboard Theatre Collective’s Isolation Mix Tape concert with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.
When Jess isn’t performing or working on That’s So Chronic, she can usually be found watching documentaries, talking about her travels (@jessssbrien), eating gluten free pizza
...and laughing at her own jokes!