These are the blogs we've enjoyed reading, posted a bunch of resources from, and/or just want the world to know about! They're sure to become your favorites.
How to Get On
Illustrated with beautiful watercolor paintings, How to Get On is "a little spoonie guide on how to navigate 'the system' and how to live a great, disabled life."
The site contains articles on applying for and receiving disability benefits, and a whole lot more!
The resources here are mostly US-based, but the advice will likely be a big help for folks from other countries, too.
When Tania Talks
When Tania Talks... you'll want to listen! This prolific blogger skillfully weaves together the topics of "beauty, fashion, lifestyle, chronic illness and disability," and we find ourselves linking to her work embarrassingly often.
She's also the creator of the popular Friday night #SpoonieSpeak Twitter chat.
A reincarnation of the wonderful Femsplain, Aloe is an online resource centered on self care. In addition to publishing articles and a newsletter, these innovators have a delightful Twitter presence with a bot that allows followers to tend to a digital community garden, send flowers to others, and more.
Look out for their check-in app, which is in the works now and promises to be just fantastic.
Let's Queer Things Up!
Although we only recently ran into Let's Queer Things Up!, we've already featured several articles from prolific and thoughtful writer Sam Dylan Finch.
Sam covers the intersections of trans/queer identity, mental health, and social justice, and he does it remarkably well. Definitely a must-follow!
ChronicBabe was created to "help you have an amazing life in spite of illness," and Jenni really delivers! Whether it's a video, her secret club, or her new book, she's giving great advice for thriving as a spoonie.
There's even a forum where folks can chat and swap tips.
Spoons & Stripes / How I Learned to Cope / Chasing Happiness
This trio of blogs by the prolific Niko cover physical & mental illness, coping skills (including CBT/DBT), illness management, and positivity. Topics of special interest include post-concussion syndrome, EDS and co-morbid conditions, a wide range of mental illness, and much more. We regularly find all sorts of fantastic resources through their work.
Spoons & Stripes: Resources for managing the physical/medical side of chronic illness
How I Learned to Cope: Resources with all kinds of coping skills
Chasing Happiness: Niko's quest to stay positive, find beauty and explore life