Food Allergy 101: Sometimes you have take off the gloves

What if my food allergy was a real, live person? And what if I could talk to him about what he's taught me over the years? Every Thursday, I get that chance...

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BLOG POST #145 — I’m sitting at the coffee shop thinking about the tragic food allergy headlines from the past few weeks. I'm waiting for Mr. A., my allergy, to arrive for our weekly talk. When he arrives, he waves to me from the across the shop. He approaches my table and extends his hand. 

I immediately stand up, make a fist and, with all my might, hit him squarely in the face. 

He falls to the floor. I grab my bag and walk away. 

JJ Vulopas is a rising senior at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. An advocate for young people, JJ has lived with food allergies his entire life. He is the author of the children's book, Land of Not. You can read his daily blog at Follow him on Instagram & Twitter @thelandofcan.