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Happy June! Summer is right around the corner and I personally can’t wait to start writing these articles poolside. I also can’t help but reflect on the summer of 2017. I had just graduated from Boston University and was ready to take on the workforce.

Two weeks after my graduation, my doctor informed me that we had exhausted all efforts at battling my Lyme disease. There was one option left that was in reach — a PICC line. For those of you who aren’t familiar, a PICC line is a peripherally inserted central catheter. In simple terms, I would have to get a permanent IV placed in my arm.

I was 21 years old, I just graduated college, and now I would have to get a PICC line? I remember the waves of emotions that followed: fear, anxiety, shame, anger. At the same time, there was one little piece of me that felt a sense of hope. Maybe this would finally rid me of the disease that had just stolen three years of my life. It was a sunny day in June 2017 that I sat in the passenger seat next to my mom as we drove to New Hampshire to get my PICC line placed. 

That summer, I spent most of my time inside. I couldn’t swim, I couldn’t sweat, so what was I supposed to do? I remember feeling so trapped in my own home; much like I have felt during the COVID-19 pandemic. The one thing I held onto during this time was that sliver of hope.

I know that 14 months into the pandemic we are all feeling restless. Many of us are used to spending time inside our homes, hospitals, doctors offices. But this year has still been hard. I hope we can all find time to get some air this summer — to be outside — and that we can all keep holding on. 

If you are new to these monthly articles, my name is Hannah Olson and I’m the founder of Chronically Capable, a digital talent marketplace and community that connects chronically ill and disabled jobseekers to inclusive employers. We have always believed in the importance of creating space for the chronically ill and disabled to work and excel at their jobs without feeling like they have to sacrifice their health. Now, we’re working on getting employers across the globe to join us in actively supporting our community! 

If you want to keep up with our work and our job opportunities, be sure to sign up for our newsletter or check out our Instagram to stay updated! On that note, I’d love to share six remote work opportunities available this June. Yes, six this month because I want ya’ll to go apply! These roles are hot and going fast! 

1. Hearst

Ya’ll must know ESPN, Lifetime, HISTORY… right? Well, these networks are owned by Hearst, a leading global, diversified media, information and services company with more than 360 businesses. Hearst began working with Chronically Capable this past month and attended our Job Fair on June 9. With comprehensive benefits, flexible accommodations and tons of open roles, this is a great place to get your foot in the door!

The Details: 

How To Find Other Remote Hearst Jobs:

Visit Hearst’s employer page on Chronically Capable. Please note that you must be logged into Chronically Capable to view and apply to open roles.

2. PRIDE Industries

Founded in 1966, PRIDE Industries’ mission is to create employment for people with disabilities. Come on we can’t get much better than a company that is specifically seeking to create employment opportunities for the disability community! I mean it when I say that this organization lives and breathes inclusion. They offer the option to work remotely with comprehensive benefits which are not specifically laid out in the job listings. They have wonderful accommodation offerings which can be viewed on their employer profile.

The Details: 

How To Find Other Remote PRIDE Industries Jobs:

Visit the company’s employer profile on Chronically Capable. Please note that you must be logged into Chronically Capable to view and apply to open roles.

3. Calyx Containers

Cannabis lovers — this company may be perfect for you. Although they aren’t making cannabis products, Calyx Containers built the first truly airtight, resealable, child-resistant packaging line and inventory management system. The company is based in Boston with the option to work remote. They have Medical, Dental and Vision benefits for all full-time employees, unlimited paid time off, and even access to voluntary benefits (Short Term and Long Term Disability, plus Life Insurance).

The Details: 

How To Find Other Remote Open Calyx Container Jobs:

To view more openings, visit Calyx Container’s employer profile on Chronically Capable. Please note that you must be logged into Chronically Capable to view and apply to open roles.

4. The Rise Journey

For those of you who are interested in starting your career in the diversity and inclusion space, you will love The Rise Journey. I personally know the team here and I can say firsthand this is a wonderful organization providing consulting services to help organizations hire and retain the right people and implement diverse and inclusive cultures that align with their core values. They are currently on the search for a paid internship so if you’re not ready to enter back into a full-time role, this may be a great fit!

The Details: 

How To Find Other Remote The Rise Journey Jobs:

Visit the company’s employer profile on Chronically Capable to explore their remote opportunities.

5. Write Like A Unicorn

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with a renowned author? Well, at Write Like A Unicorn, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside Minal Hajratwala, writer of poetry, literary nonfiction, speculative fiction and articles. Minal is also the founder of The Unicorn Authors Club, an intensive writing club where experienced authors finish their urgently needed books. While they are currently looking for a contracted Accountant/Bookkeeper, there will be new roles popping up in the future — so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!

The Details: 

How To Find Other Write Like A Unicorn Jobs:

Visit Write Like A Unicorn’s employer profile on Chronically Capable to view open, remote roles.

6. Good Noodle

Are you a freelancer looking to work with a cause-worthy organization? Good Noodle works with companies that are committed to causes, including: climate change, disability advocacy, mental health awareness, cancer research, support for minority populations and more. The company is founded by a duo who works with freelancers on various projects. They’re consistently looking for help and have hired several folks from the Chronically Capable community. 

The Details: 

How To Find Other Remote Good Noodle Jobs:

Visit Good Noodle’s employer page on Chronically Capable to explore open roles.

Want to learn more about Chronically Capable? Sign up and see what other job opportunities are available through its website.

Getty image via Emilija Randjelovic

Originally published: June 9, 2021
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