Rebecca Carlyle (she/her)
Rare Disease, Disability & Chronic Illness
Place of Birth: Santa Cruz, California, USA
Current location: Santa Cruz, California, USA
Age: 30 years old
Language/s: English only
Diagnoses: Bladder Exstrophy, Kidney Disease, Arthritis, High Blood Pressure, Depression, Chronic Migraines, Varicose Veins
Healthcare Access: Primary Health Care, Secondary, Tertiary, Mental Health
Rebecca (Becks) Carlyle is based in Santa Cruz, CA, but has lived all over the US. She was born in 1992 with Bladder Exstrophy and had her first surgery at two hours old. She grew up in and out of hospitals, seeing multiple doctors in different locations and working with a variety of health insurances. She shares her experiences with the world and forges a space to hold important discussions regarding health and wellness through her podcast, Body Talk with Becks.
Host and creator of 'Body Talk with Becks' podcast
Multiple short stories accepted to a variety of literary magazines
Founded a publishing company in 2020, 'Ink and Quill Publications'
Wrote and published a novel (fiction/mystery genre) - 'Finding Alice'
BA in English with an emphasis in creative writing, achieving 'Deans Honour List' in final semester
Several 1st place awards in Ballroom Dance Competitions
Homeschooled high school and finished in 3 years, instead of 4 years, while attending community college
Associate of Arts in Dance