Amy Figgs was born in Ocean City, Maryland, spent her youth in various Pennsylvania towns, and landed as an angsty teen in Lexington, Kentucky. She began blogging and writing poetry as a way to process trauma and grief and found a small audience online. With the encouragement of lovely friends and family, she pulled together her debut collection of essays and poetry: Upgraded To Chronic. When she is not writing or working her day job, you can find her wandering through nature or enjoying time with her son and friends. Her status remains “No Evidence of Disease.”