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Francine Houston is award-winning author, lupus survivor, lupus advocate, fashion designer and web/graphic designer. She is a multitalented individual who enjoys fashion, graphic/media and writing. She is a graduate of the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI with a bachelor’s degree in communication design. Francine also earned an associate’s degree in applied graphic design from Mott Community College in Flint, MI and in fashion design from the International Academy of Design and Technology in Troy, MI. Furthermore, she is a graduate of the School of the Bible 2 (Laypersons) in Southfield, MI.


She is also the founder of two businesses: FH Designs, for which she is the principal fashion designer and Cineik Media. Francine was recognized for her accomplishments with the Excellence Award from Women of Distinction magazine in 2015.


Francine is also a member of Lupus Detroit and helps with their events as much as possible. As lupus survivor, she wrote a book about her battle with the disease entitled Lupus Journey  published in 2016. Its sequel, Life After Lupus, was released in 2018. She was featured in Lupus Now magazine’s Fall 2014 issue and graced the October 2018 cover the periodical Discovering You. Her third book is Strength of a Woman: The last Journey, a poetry and short-story book.Now she has written a self-care guide Everyday Heroes (it’s ok to take the cape off sometimes.

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