My name is CC Bonaduce and I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2008. For the past several years I have been a very active volunteer for the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. I have helped host very large gluten free events like the San Francisco Gluten Free Spree in 2009. I contribute to gluten free cookbooks as a recipe tester and am a guest contributing writer to many blogs, newsletters and magazines.
The name of this blog is CC Gluten Freed because my initial experience with adopting the gluten free diet left me feeling trapped, I felt like I was being punished. It wasn’t until I began engaging in awareness promotion that I felt freed. CC Gluten Freed focuses on my struggles and triumphs with the gluten free diet. My goal is to ease the paths of my fellow Celiacs and gluten free people by writing about how to navigate our gluten-filled world.
I am a graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in Public Health. Currently, I am completing two-year commitment with Teach For America in Washington, DC. I teach 7th grade Science to about 210 children. I do intend to go to graduate school and study Food Science and Nutrition. There is also potential for medical school in my future. Regardless of where I end up or what career I work towards, promoting gluten free and Celiac awareness will always be one of my passions, it is my calling.
This is a video I made for a Digital Storytelling class at UC Berkeley featuring the social implications of the gluten free diet.