Anosmia

Hello and Welcome!!!

My name is the “Girl Who Can’t Smell!”

As you can tell by my name, I lack my sense of smell. There is a name for this type of sensory deprivation. It is called “Anosmia,” and according to Merriam-Webster, it is defined as the, “loss or impairment of the sense of smell.”

According to the research done by the Monell Center and its’ “Monell Anosmia Project,” there are roughly around 6 million anosmics in the United States alone.

For the majority of anosmics, our lack of sense of smell is not something we like to discuss. There are several reasons, but primarily; it’s avoiding the uncomfortable feeling we get from people’s reactions expressing doubt and/or confusion when we let them know. Personally, only a small handful of people who I trust knew about my condition. Some were in shock, some doubted, some even mocked! But at the end of the day, it was because they were unaware that this condition even existed.

This is the reason why I have started blogging about anosmia. My intent is to spread awareness. I could write a serious blog, but there are already other research sources who are better at explaining the scientific questions. I’m in charge of the “OMG, Let me tell you about that one time I almost burned down my apartment” type questions. I love to talk about these times! So… If you are curious to find out what types of crazy, embarrassing and awkward situations I’ve been in, or survived, then I invite you to come and read my blog! Those who know me, know that I love to laugh and be positive! This website was created with that commitment. To celebrate our differences with humor, the best way I know how!

I hope you enjoy my posts! Make sure to click around my page. I have all sorts of funny surprises for you. I’m on different social media platforms too! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. You can find me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Youtube.