Like millions of other Americans, Mya suffers from a disabling undiagnosed disease. She experiences constant pain, brain fog, and requires a wheelchair to be mobile. But she is also a viral TikTok sensation, known for her joyous attitude, dance moves and social activism on behalf of the disabled community.

In this episode of the Major Pain podcast, Mya shares what it was like at 19 years old when her mystery illness first became disabling, and how she shifted her mental framework to allow for a positive outlook. She describes how TikTok comments drove her to activism, and the many ways in which her mysterious disease has affected her life.

Find Mya on TikTok at

This episode features a brief discussion of attempted suicide. If you are suffering and in need of help, call the national suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit

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