Chronic Illness

Here is where you will find all my articles on my many chronic illnesses including lupus, arthritis, migraines and coeliac disease to name a few. Pieces about endometriosis can be found here

2022

You Don’t Have to Like Being Disabled to be Proud of it for Verywell Health, July 22

Assuming Someone is Faking a Disability is Discriminatory and Offensive for The Daily Mirror, July 22

The Queen Shouldn’t be Scared of Being Seen in a Wheelchair for Metro UK, March 22

Op-Ed: Disabled People Can’t Learn to Live With COVID for Verywell Health, January 22

2021

FDA Approves Virtual Reality Device to Treat Chronic Pain for Verywell Health, December 21

Why “Invisible Disabilities” are Anything but Invisible for Verywell Health, October 21

I spent 15 Years in Pain – Here’s What I Learned About the Gender Pain gap, for Verywell Health, October 21

What Long COVID Awareness Means for People With Chronic Illnesses for Verywell Health, September 21

6 Tips for Coping With Hair Chronic Illness Related Hair Loss for Healthline, August 21

Living With Undiagnosed Chronic Pain Is Hard, But Please Don’t Give Up for Healthline, August 21

Managing Migraines for The Guardian (Print), July 21

I’m Struggling Through my Latest Lupus Relapse – and That’s Okay to Admit for The Unwritten, May 21

Working From Bed Isn’t Lazy. It’s Accessible for Rooted in Rights, April 21

What it Feels Like… to Nearly Die From Sepsis for Metro UK, March 21

Free school meals private contractor refuses to cater for children with dietary requirements for The Unwritten, January 21

6 simple tweaks to make working from home with migraine work for Healthline, January 21

2020

Until TV starts showing chronic pain accurately, I fear people will think I’m faking it for Metro UK, October 20

The Complexities of “Passing” as Nondisabled for Rooted in Rights, September 20

Food Poverty is Even Tougher When You Have a Food Intolerance for Metro UK, July 20

Why I Go To Hospital Appointments Alone for Stylist, July 20

Please don’t hoard Hydroxychloroquine because Trump claims it cures Covid-19 for Metro UK, May 20

We Cannot Neglect the Health Needs of Chronically Ill and Disabled People During the Pandemic for Rooted in Rights, May 20

Why Chronically Ill And Disabled People Are Furious About Coronavirus for Folks at Pillpack, March 20

When Someone Says They Are Disabled, Believe Them for Folks at Pillpack, February 20

2019 & Earlier

I’m Not Clumsy, I’m Resilient for Metro UK, September 19

Doctor Who’s dyspraxic character Ryan marks the first time I’ve seen my disability represented properly on TV for iNews, October 18

My Lupus Diagnosis Could’ve Come A Lot Sooner If Doctors Had Believed Me For Metro UK, May 18

How Chronic Illness And Mental Health Are Inextricably Linked For Metro UK, May 18

You’re My Thinspo for Femsplain, June’16

Why Remus Lupin Is My Chronic Illness Hero for Hello Giggles, March 16

What Selena Gomez Taught Me About My Chronic Illness for Hello Giggles, November 15