WHO IS A HOT MS?
Brittany Quiroz (key-rose) - better known as “A Hot MS” is an entrepreneur & philanthropist in the world of multiple sclerosis, chronic illness and disability.
She utilizes her talents as a writer, speaker, artist, singer-songwriter, disability advocate, model and content creator to widen the perception of what disability looks like.
She is the host of Podcast “All the Odds with A Hot MS” which can be heard on Apple Podcasts, Spotify & more. Listen in on conversations between those who have had “All the Odds” against them, yet have conquered through determination and intrepidity.
Quiroz recently started a charity project ART4aCAUSE. Through selling her art she is able to purchase unique & beautiful mobility aids to those that need to level up their accessibility tools! 50% of all her art proceeds fund this cause.
“Being diagnosed with a neurological disability at the age of 30 is enough to make anyone climb into a hole. The initial reaction of shock, fear, grief overwhelms us and we are left frozen. Unsure of where we go next. Being haunted daily by the signs of MS left me with so many unanswered questions. Just saying “it’s a lot to take in” doesn’t even begin to cover the extensive impact this moment has on your life.”
Quiroz was welcomed into the MS Community in Sept 2019 at the age of 30. By Aug 2020 she was welcomed into the Previvor Community after being given a 65% risk of developing Breast Cancer and underwent a voluntary Bilateral Mastectomy to reduce her risk. In the Summer of 2021 Plaque Psoriasis was added to her diagnosis of autoimmune conditions along with IBS-C. And if all of that wasn’t enough, this determined Wife and Mother of 2 was given a new diagnosis of Fibromyalgia in the Winter of 2022.
“Yes, it’s a lot. Yes, some days are terrible . Yet some days are incredible. It depends on how you look at it. Sometimes you are thrown against a wall of reality with emotions that contradict one another, leaving you in a state of sudden whiplash.”
Quiroz continues to build her brand of “A Hot MS” in the Multiple Sclerosis Community to empower, educate and encourage others living with the disease to keep pushing.
“My diagnostic train-wreck was a clear indicator of my purpose, revealing itself through pain. God has a funny way of handing you a disaster to turn into something incredible. I never saw this path for my life, yet here we are.”
Quiroz has acquired a unique writing style that has been widely received . Being transparent with zero filters allows her readers to connect and know they are not alone in this fight, while bringing some humor and positivity to the table. Covering topics like her nonexistent ability to control her bladder , to learning how to laugh at yourself when you fall in public- she’s not afraid to “go there”.
Her goal is to bring light into the darkness we face. To allow those struggling, to use their pain as fuel to keep going. To redirect how our brains cope with tragedy. To develop the skill to change the way we perceive things.
Having grown up as a Singer-Songwriter, Quiroz knew that music would always be a part of her life. Writing music alongside her co-writer and mother Kristen Spath for over 15 years, the message she was meant to convey now was more clear than ever. To motivate. To empower. To strengthen. Quiroz has used her diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis and more to impact the lives of others fighting through chronic illness.
“When you change your perception, you change your reality.” says Quiroz
“A Hot MS” strives to break the stigma attached with what disability is supposed to look like.
"I strive to break the mold. I like to say I’m an advocate for perception. That regardless of anyone’s situation, by changing our view of it, we can take a less than perfect situation and turn it into something beautiful, empowering and knowledgeable. I try to approach my journey with no limits and no filters. When there’s no pretty way of telling your story, tell the truth.”