As part of #arthritisAwarenessMonth, I shared some of my favorite arthritis bloggers on my Facebook and Twitter channels. I say SOME of my favorites because there are a TON of arthritis bloggers out there who are FANTASTIC.
I have to give a HUGE thanks to The National Psoriasis Foundation because they really were the first organization to help hook me up with other Psoriatic Disease bloggers. I’m a Psocial Ambassador for the NPF and I get the opportunity to do many different projects with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis bloggers. Because of that, I’ve really begun to make some amazing friendships.
In my travels, I’ve realized there is SO much to learn from ALL of the autoimmune arthritis bloggers. Psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosis spondylitis. . . There are so many commonalities and we can all learn from each other.
The following are my arthritis friends who are definitely worth following. They’ve helped me on my own journey and I hope that they can bring some hope and relief to yours.
1. Lori-Ann Holbrook, City Girl Flare
I have to start with my friend Lori-Ann, City Girl Flare. I’m so incredibly grateful to have her in my life. I can’t say whether she would be or not if I didn’t have #psoriaticArthritis. We met online after she was looking for a health coach to help with her psoriatic arthritis. I’m SO happy she reached out to me. She’s a wonderful person and I’m proud to say she’s my friend.
2. Todd Bello, Overcoming Psoriasis
Todd is someone who advocates for both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. If you’re a PsA patient and DON’T belong to his group Overcoming Psoriasis then you’re missing out.
I have the opportunity to hang out with Todd multiple times a year and I have to say, it’s always a blast. If someone deserves to with the National Psoriasis Foundation Volunteer Award this year, it’s him. NO QUESTION ASKED.Check out his Facebook group Overcoming Psoriasis and his blog.
3. Britt Johnson, Hurt Blogger
4. Jaime Lyn Moy, A Spot of Hope
Our next #arthritisAwarenessMonth blogger not only has psoriatic arthritis herself but is a caregiver to her son who has it as well. This mama is an amazing advocate and truly kicks butt!Jaime Lyn Moy is an asset to the National Psoriasis Foundation and does unbelievable work at fundraising and raising awareness. She also shares her knowledge and stories for Psoriatic-Arthritis.com.
5. Cynthia Covert, The Disabled Diva
6. Ashley Boynes-Shuck, Arthritis Ashley
7. Emily Bradley, Chronic Curve
I love Emily. And that might be weird to say since I don’t always get to talk to her, but I truly admire her. She’s someone who I know has my back even if I haven’t talked to her in like 3 months.
8. Tory Aquino, Mariah’s Movers
9. Summer Scirocco, Fight The Flare
10. Dawn Gibson, #SpoonieChat
11. Tiffany Westrich-Robertson, International Foundation of Autoimmune Arthritis
This impressive advocate started International Foundation for Autoimmune & Autoinflammatory Arthritis and puts on World Autoimmune/Autoinflammatory Arthritis Day every year.
She has given me some pretty cool opportunities, like having me on the ACT team that got to go to the American College of Rheumatology conference. I’m appreciative of all the hard work that Tiffany does.
Make sure to take part in this year’s World Autoimmune Arthritis Day on May 20th:
12. There are so many more I want to call out!
To round out my list here are a few more that I’d love to highlight:
Deb Majcher Constien
The Front Butt YouTuber aka Meg
purpleproject aka Kelly
And Then You’re at Jax aka Molly
FitAimee_RA aka Aimee
Make sure to follow these resources as well:
National Psoriasis Foundation
Arthritis National Research Foundation
International Foundation for Autoimmune & Autoinflammatory Arthritis
Who did I miss who you would add? I really wish I could tag everyone! Help me out and add them in the comments below👇
Wishing You A Pain Free Day!