Lala Jackson is a writer + storyteller. She is the host of the Who Made You Great? podcast and author of the book Beyond Powerful.

Lala is based out of the greater New York City area and is the director of content at Beyond Type 1, the global diabetes non-profit.

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Where to Find Lala’s Published Work

Beyond Powerful: Your Chronic Illness is Not Your Kryptonite is a love letter to fellow folks living with chronic illness — a reminder to ourselves that we are much stronger than we believe. It is perfect for anyone going through chronic illness burnout or overwhelm. You can find it on Amazon, order it from your favorite bookseller, or request it from your local library. Learn more at BeyondPowerfulBook.com.

Who Made You Great? is a platform where Lala speaks with people who are great at what they do about who helped get them there because none of us does this alone. It began as a blog in 2010, then was brought back as a podcast in 2020. You can listen on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, anywhere else you get your podcasts, or in-browser at WhoMadeYouGreat.com. You can also follow along with the show on Instagram @whomadeyougreat.

Lala is the director of content at Beyond Type 1, the global diabetes non-profit. It’s the place to go if you live with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and need information and community. At Beyond Type 1, some of her favorite written pieces are ‘Inside the Senate Report on Rising Insulin Prices‘ and ‘Lauren Cox: The First Player with Type 1 Diabetes in the WNBA‘.