The media – namely the Daily Mail – has been alive once again with attacks on the disabled community. This has come following a new book from JK Rowling with some focus on the “spoonie” community.
My therapist suggested that I try to draw or write about what my condition looks like to me.
live with a chronic illness and disability. Over the years I have come to discover more about myself and how to communicate my needs with others. Several years ago I discovered the Spoon Theory, But You Don’t Look Sick, by Christine Miserandino. This incredible theory explains how an individual with a Chronic Illness starts with say 10 spoons a day. Each spoon represents a task that uses energy. Whilst someone without an illness may have double the number of spoons, you have to limit what you do that day to prevent you running out of energy.