20 Arthritis Bloggers To Follow

20 Arthritis Bloggers To Follow

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.

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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

 Honor your journey & embrace the people and places you meet along the way.| PSO Blogger NPF & Leo Pharma Social Media Summit | itsjustabadday.com juliecerrone.com Spoonie Holistic Health CoachI 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.

She’s been going through a TON of changes this year, so take a moment and make her day by following her blogfacebook or twitter!

 

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

Continuing with my favorite #arthritis bloggers, I turn to a fearless leader within the community. Hurt Blogger aka Britt.
 
This woman right here is the definition of a Patient Leader. She inspires me every freaking day. I remember when I first started my journey as an arthritis blogger reaching out to her for advice. She has NO idea how much of an impact she’s made on me and my health journey. I’m proud to call her a friend. Wish we had more opportunities to hang out! California is SO far away.
 
Britt is a phenomenal arthritis advocate and a MUST follow: facebook, twitter and blog
 

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.

Make sure to follow Jaime’s blog, facebook, twitter, and instagram.

 

5. Cynthia Covert, The Disabled Diva

If you love #Disney & have arthritis, it’s a NO BRAINER to follow The Disabled Diva!
 
My next #arthritisAwarenessMonth blogger is Cynthia Covert. She writes for Psoriatic-Arthritis.com (she impresses me with how many blog posts she pumps out) and even has an ebook on how to get around Disney with disabilities. On her blog, she writes monthly themes about living with chronic conditions (including psoriatic arthritis). I personally find it fascinating how she uses medical marijuana to help combat her pain.
 
You should definitely learn more about Cynthia and read her tips on her blog, facebook, twitter, and instagram

6. Ashley Boynes-Shuck, Arthritis Ashley

Ashley is someone I started following back when I received my initial autoimmune arthritis diagnosis. I FINALLY had the pleasure of meeting her in person!
 
This #arthritisAwarenessMonth blogger has her own blog, works for the Autoimmune Registry, has authored numerous books, is a health reporter for Healthline and always seems to be posting online – while thriving with multiple chronic conditions.
 
If you’re looking for an arthritis blogger to follow, this is definitely one of the top! Make sure to check out her books and her blog, facebook, twitter and instagram.
 

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.

On her facebook page, she urges others to “Share this link, spread my story, spread YOUR story, correct people when you hear the misconceptions, donate to research, use your voice”. I love that! She’s empowering patients at the core of everything she does.
 
Don’t already follow Emily? Well get on it and do so for #arthritisAwarenessMonth!

8. Tory Aquino, Mariah’s Movers

This next #ArthritisAwarenessMonth blogger, not only won WEGO Health‘s Advocating for Another Award in 2016, but is a KICK ASS mom (if we weren’t the same age I’d ask her to adopt me).
 
Tory is helping spread hope, awareness and reality, one post at a time. She runs Mariah’s Movers and hosts Mariah’s Movers Carnival every year to raise money. Her daughter Mariah is the 2017 Arthritis Foundation Walk To Cure Arthritis National Honoree. A number of messages this woman receives on a daily basis is insane (she scrolled through her FB messenger for me a few weeks back and I nearly fainted). She’s continuously trying to raise awareness for juvenile arthritis and amazes me every step of the way.

9. Summer Scirocco, Fight The Flare

Alright, real talk. This blogger may not have an actual blog up and running to the standards that she’d like (Love you Summer!), but she is a wonderful voice for our community.
 
Fight The Flare helps to raise awareness of arthritis through her Facebook and I absolutely love getting to see her at psoriatic disease events. We met 2 years ago at National Psoriasis Foundation Volunteer Conference and I’m so happy we did! She’s a mentor with the NPF and helps mentor other psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis patients.
 
She’s a beautiful person and I’m very honored to call her my friend. I wish Louisiana was a lot closer than it is!

 10. Dawn Gibson, #SpoonieChat

Ankylosing Spondylitis patient Dawn started #SpoonieChat to bring patients together on Twitter.
 
She was one of the first people I interacted with when I started my journey to empowerment, which ultimately ended up with me starting my blog. The community she’s created with her Twitter chat honestly helped transform my mindset and my health. Connecting with others made me realize I wasn’t alone and despite any chronic condition, I could still live a kick-ass life.
 
This Twitter all-star is someone who you MUST follow. When I had the chance to meet her at Stanford Medicine X this past year I was SO excited. And getting to hang out at #Healthevoices17 was wonderful too.
 
Mark it on your calendar and make sure to join one of her twitter chats. You won’t be disappointed.

 

11. Tiffany Westrich-Robertson, International Foundation of Autoimmune Arthritis 

 

ACR ACT Live!
Tiffany, Thérèse, Myself & Charis at ACT Live at ACR17

Tiffany Westrich-Robertson Ifaa is someone who is impacting #arthritisAwareness from all angles.

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!

Jim, Alisha, Lori-Ann, Jaime, Brenda, Myself Howard at a LEO / NPF event in NYC October 2016
I feel like a jerk because there are literally SO many people I could tag in a post about being a phenomenal arthritis blogger for #arthritisAwarenessMonth

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!

Julie Cerrone, Certified Holistic Health Coach, Yoga Instructor, Patient Empowerer, Autoimmune Warrior (Psoriatic Arthritis), Avascular Necrosis, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome | itsjustabadday.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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