WPP Co-Founder Sree Sripathy was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease after she noticed that her left arm stopped moving. She is a photographer and writer from California and started her own business muse16, focusing on brand photography and social media strategy for BIPOC, differently-abled creatives and local businesses. She works full time in Tech and is an experienced volunteer and non-profit Board Member. Sree became committed not only to Parkinson’s Disease advocacy but also to documenting her journey through text and storytelling after attending the 2016 and 2019 World Parkinson Congress. She will bring her experience in tech, diversity and as a creative to the Women's Parkinson's Project. She currently sits on the Board of Poetry Center San José and is an Ambassador for the Davis Phinney Foundation.
"Your disease is progressing," my doctor told me last June. I stared at her. I didn't understand. I was a slow progresser. Slow on the slow scale, the last snail in the race. I envisioned slow being where I was for the next twenty years. I knew that didn’t make sense. I knew I was partly in denial. But I held on to that belief. It got me through. I felt that I was given that magical fairy dust that would freeze the disease in time within my body.Continue reading →