"Making the unknown known is the important thing."
—Georgia O'Keefe
What's New
March’s Story of the Month

Check out For Grace's inspiring March Story of the Month. Woman In Pain Romona Johnson was having a fine life until arthroscopic surgery led to intense burning pain in her knee. As is too often the case, Romona's complaints of spreading, worsening pain were dismissed by her surgeon. She was later diagnosed  with RSD/CRPS by a caring MD, but, sadly, by that time her life was in ruins. Instead of giving up, she returned to doing art which gave her joy and meaning. In fact, Romona now donates her art to those in need of comfort, adding, "painting helps me escape the pain."

For Grace Pauses Work to Focus on Care

For Grace leadership has decided to temporarily lessen work as its founder Cynthia Toussaint's breast cancer has returned. Day-to-day activities such as social media engagement and communications will continue at levels that can be accommodated - and decisions about long term projects (including our monthly live stream at The Mighty and our 2021 conference) will be decided appropriately. Rest assured, For Grace will continue to support our Women In Pain community to the best of our abilities as we persevere through these challenging times...

Toussaint Shares Powerful Tips for Resilience & Wellness

This week For Grace founder Cynthia Toussaint joins Stephanie Weaver on "The Resilence Series" which  features people who have persevered despite great adversity. Cynthia shares how she has maintained resilience in the face of 38 years of high-impact pain and, more  recently, triple-negative breast cancer via strong self-esteem, vigilant stress management, positive self-talk, healthy life-style choices and many other wellness-sustaining strategies. Check out this powerful interview with two women who know first hand how to carry on...

For Grace Joins Women & Pain Action Team

Pleased to report that For Grace founder Cynthia Toussaint is a charter member of  HealthyWomen's Chronic Pain Advisory Council that  will focus on issues that advance the chronic pain dialogue while recognizing the importance of racial, gender and cultural differences. This group of 14 renowned leaders lend their expertise to amplify issues relevant to women in midlife, raise awareness about knowledge gaps, create in-depth content and resources, and collaborate with stakeholders to advance pain policy and advocacy.

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