The Keeping it Real with Arthritis Stories series is turning into a photoblog and book!

People living with any type of arthritis, in all parts of the world are eligible to submit. So are those who support someone with arthritis and are affected by it indirectly.

The deadline to submit is Thursday, July 7th, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET 

If anyone needs extra time beyond this last extension (only until the end of July/start of August), send me an email: keepingitrealwitharthritisbook@gmail.com and we will get your story into the book!

Click here to submit your short story and photo, or learn more about the book.

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Chronicling the good, the bad, and the ugly of rheumatoid arthritis.

Holiday Gift Ideas {Curated By A Spoonie For Spoonies and Non-Spoonies}

Holiday Gift Ideas {Curated By A Spoonie For Spoonies and Non-Spoonies}

I am not Oprah, and this isn’t a list of my favorite things. Well, kind of. But I’m just a girl who happens to 1) live with a chronic illness 2) considers herself to be a quite thoughtful exceptional gift-giver. So, I have curated a list of 12 fun, uplifting, and comforting items for yourself, those living with a chronic illness or not. We can all use some good vibes and support as we head into this holiday season and New Year!

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Whether you are living with rheumatoid arthritis or another type of arthritis, we all have a unique story that deserves to be voiced, heard and shared. Equally of importance, is showing an accurate depiction of those living with the disease and providing a real-life glance of who the person istheir interests, passions, hobbies, goals, career, likes, dislikes and so on, behind the veil of arthritis.

Not only can sharing our stories raise awareness but also illuminate our paths for us to see that we are not alone on this journey and have  common experiences with one another.

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“On my journey with rheumatoid arthritis, I have realized that it’s not only about fighting the condition. Living with it one day at a time- is what it’s all about. Every day I chose to keep going, rise above, and embrace all the good, the bad, and the ugly of RA.” -Effie

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