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It has been such a joy meeting everyone who has attended a meetup, over the past few year! I hope for many more wonderful, productive, helpful and fulfilling gluten free meetups to come! I was diagnosed with Celiac disease 9 years ago. It was a hard time in my life, as I had to adjust pretty much everything around me. It took me years to find all the hidden sources of gluten and I am STILL learning. My family and friends were supportive, but I still felt very alone and isolated. Eating different than everyone at the table is isolating, since eating is social by nature. It is what bonds people. But, what if you eat differently than everyone else? THIS, is exactly what this meetup is for. They did not get the struggles, physically and emotionally, that come along with this. I wanted for years to connect with allergy groups, but was honestly nervous to put myself out there. I joined an allergy meetup in Cincinnati, but was sad to see it close by the host, shortly after I joined. At this, I decided to create my own meetup to see if there was interest. And, luckily, there was! I hope this meetup can be a "safe place" for all those who are gluten free, whether you have gluten intolerance or Celiac disease. I hope this meetup can support the gf community, gf restaurants, gf products and help grow awareness. I personally am a Celiac and lactose intolerant. So far, we have checked out festivals, gf fairs, restaurants and has a few casual meet and greet days. Now that I got my feet wet and am becoming a little better at this meetup thing, there are so many ideas to come, in 2020 and beyond - gluten free cooking classes, gluten free shopping trips, speakers, farm tours etc. -Katie

Past events (15)

Ault Park Meetup

Ault Park

Rolling Mill Brewery Co Trivia Night

Rolling Mill Brewery Co.

Functional Medicine, Chiropractic and Gluten Sensitivities

Madeira Public Library

Living Gluten Free

Madeira Branch Library

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