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ankylosing spondylitis

What Real Friendship Looks Like When You’re Chronically Ill

The best friends you can have when you're dealing with a health condition are the ones who can support you where you are.

What Disneyland Taught Me About Disability Imposter Syndrome

A visit to the Magic Kingdom made me realize that, yes, I'm really disabled... even if I don't want to be.

Community Roundup: How Often Do You Think About A Cure?

When you have a condition, the prospect of a cure can inspire hope, but that hope can also sometimes get in the way of recovery. So how should you think about it?

Fitness, Pain, and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Despite her diagnosis, Keefa Hawkins pushes her body to the limits through Crossfit: part of a quest to show that physical fitness is for everyone.

Why Facebook Diets And Chronic Illness Don’t Mix

That latest fad diet lighting up social media might be good for healthy people, but for a person with a chronic condition, it's a lot more complicated.

Doctors, Stop Gaslighting Women in Pain

For almost 4,000 years, doctors have been treating women in pain less seriously than men. That needs to stop. Now.

How Birdwatching Helps Save Me From Chronic Pain

'Peace and patience' are rare commodities when you live with pain... but a day spent birding is an extra day added to your life.

The Sexpert Helping Bring Self-Love To Everyone

People with disabilities or illness need as much comfort as anyone, and maybe more. That's why Alice Jones, who has inflammatory arthritis, has made it her mission to talk openly about sex toys.

The Strange Rewards Of Being Sick

Folks writer Sarah Wilson talks about the intense vulnerability and great kindnesses created by being chronically ill.

To Cope With Chronic Pain? Write Your Heart Out

"Illness takes a lot from you," says poet Sarah Wilson. "Writing is how I take the power back."