Brooke Giordano

I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2017. At the time I didn’t know the severity of my diagnosis, I just wanted to feel better.

It used to be easy, but as I’ve grown up and traveled more, I’ve realized that gluten free has become overly stigmatized and isn’t taken seriously.
Trust has been a struggle of mine throughout my journey. The trust in the chefs, the restaurant, and even the gluten free label has created so much unnecessary stress and anxiety in my everyday life. I learned that making sense of stress, struggle and difficulties means gaining insight, deepening awareness and growing as an individual.

I want to share as much advice to those that struggle like me and empower them to advocate for celiac disease.

Going Against The Grain is a club that was created to de-stigmatize the gluten free lifestyle, have a voice for the ones that struggle, and educate our world on celiac disease.