Joletta Belton, MSc is a former firefighter paramedic and current pain patient advocate who makes sense of her pain through science and stories at MyCuppaJo.com. She is Co-chair of the Global Alliance of Partners for Pain Advocacy (GAPPA), a task force of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). In that role she advocates for the integration of lived experience into the study, research, education, and management of pain. She is the first Patient and Public Partnerships Editor at the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy and is a published author of multiple text book chapters and peer-reviewed articles. One of her most recent publications is "Pain Management Programmes via Video Conferencing: A Rapid Review" in the Scandinavian Journal of Pain. She has given dozens of presentations around the world on the lived experience of pain and narrative and ethics in pain care, including at Paincloud, the 12th Annual John D. Loeser Pain Conference, HAN University International Week, the San Diego Pain Summit, and the IASP World Congress on Pain. She has also been a patient partner on research projects in Canada, the UK, and Australia.