Pen is a disabled writer who refuses to be unproductive. Despite being unable to sit in a chair for almost 4 years due to Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS), she utilizes her laptop to write from a prone position. She also publishes the HS Journal, a monthly magazine dedicated to the topic of Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) and those who endure it. She initiated an online Bring HS to Light Candlelight Vigil during HS Awareness Week in June of 2018 in an attempt to raise awareness of this illness. When she is not raising awareness of HS, writing or caring for her 91-year-old mother, she is cuddling with her two kitty cats.