Lipedema Awareness Interview with Leigh Elke

Jun 25

Lipedema Awareness Interview with Leigh Elke

I can’t believe Lipedema Awareness Month is almost over! I hope you’ve enjoyed the new things I’ve done for this years’ campaign. 

If you’re not familiar with lipedema, you can start out by reading the posts I made last year for the 2014 blog hop – Have Lipedema Part 1Fat Legs Aren’t Our FaultLilith’s Road to RecoveryTaking Action – the Lymphedema Treatment Act and More. If you’re not familiar with lipdema, you can find out more at (I’m a contributing lifestyle blogger) and Lipedema Simplified and the Life with Lipedema Facebook page.

Remember to visit the Fight Lipedema T Shirt Campaign to support me and fellow lipedema sisters with health care needs. Sizes up to 4XL now available on some designs! Today is the last day!

This year I have three four! special guests I’ll be introducing to you. These ladies are only a few of my lipedema sisters that I’ve met online. We interact through several Facebook groups nationally and internationally as well as state by state in the US. We pray together, we’ve helped support one another, and we continue to fight for our disorder to be recognized and understood by the medical community and society.

Leigh pictureThis week’s lipedema sister interview is with Leigh Elke from Norfolk, Virginia. Leigh is currently studying web design and is a mom to three young children. You can find her on Facebook at Leigh’s Lipedema Journey on at






Show Notes:

Leigh Elke Transcript PDF

Leigh’s Lipedema Journey

Fight Lipedema T-Shirt Campaign – Last Day!

Do you have lipedema or know someone who does? Let me know in the comments or get in touch on Facebook or Twitter.


  1. I had never heard of it until i read your blog, so thanks for educating me! You have done a great job.
    Southern Elle Style

  2. Danette /

    I was just diagnosed with lipedema is there any place to buy jeans? I have a 34 ince waist and 63 inch hips

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