The Beginner's Guide to Walking — Jennifer van Amerom

Banner for The Beginner's Guide to Walking column by Jennifer van AmeromJennifer van Amerom (she/her) was diagnosed with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder – aquaporin-4 positive (NMOSD-AQP4) in early 2010. Based in Toronto, Canada, Jennifer enjoys staying busy to distract herself from her disability, which is usually invisible. She is the head of operations for a digital marketplace, an HR consultant, a part-time professor, a mother to a daughter, wife, and after her time in 2022 as the Executive Director, Canada for The Sumaira Foundation, she is now a patient ambassador. When Jennifer struggles to sleep, she is easily distracted by pug photos and videos.