Tuesday, 15 March 2016

My 5 Favourite Spoonie Bloggers

I've been having bloggers block for a while now. I think it's difficult as someone who has such a limited life to write about what I do, when that usually involves nothing. I've been a lifestyle blogger for a fair few years now, but with my illnesses and disability I always feel that I don't fit the mold for how a blogger should be. I can't talk about the amazing events I attend as I very rarely can make it to Blogger events. I either have so many ideas that I can't write them all down, or more often than not my brain just wont let me write.

I struggled for a while to fit into the blogger community, until I met the spoonie blogger community. For the first time in 6 years I found bloggers who understood what I was going through and that life isn't all perfect angles and coffee shops. Today I wanted to share my favourite spoonie bloggers with you all.

Tania writes a really great mix of beauty and disability posts, shes also  brilliantly open and honest about starting a family whilst ill. She shares her journey and gives some great insights into this part of her life. Tania is also the creator of #spooniespeak, a really fun Twitter chat for those who cant go out on a Friday night.

Karin is so passionate about issues affecting disabled people and articulates them in a way that I can only dream of. Her blog educates and makes people aware of the struggles we face. More than anything though, Karin is fiercely independent and outspoken on both personal matters and wider problems.

Sarah writes honestly and from the heart about her illnesses whilst also sharing advice and giving her opinions on important issues. She blends spoonie posts with lifestyle and beauty and isn't afraid to get personal. She is an advocate for being glam despite being disabled. She also runs Spoonie Post, a lovely little mail project for spoonies in need of a pick me up.

Brittany writes about her quaint little life with her husband and a baby on the way, all whilst juggling chronic illness. She writes in a conversational and funny tone that makes you instantly feel like you're sharing a cuppa with your best friend. She is brutally honest about being sick and pregnant and shares endless great tips on the matter.

Sally shares her every day fashion whilst in a wheelchair. Her unique style and infectious smile always brighten my day.  She gives us an insight into her life whilst giving me so many style ideas and the need to own many big puffy skirts. 

I honestly don't know if I'd still be blogging if it weren't for the spoonie community, they just get me and are always there with kind words to see me through.

Do you follow any spoonie bloggers? Who are your favourites?


  1. Thank you so much for including me Rachel! I've been feeling the same way as you have about being a lifestyle blogger who doesn't really do anything! A Big Brother style "Day 95 in the When Tania Talks house. Tania still hasn't left the house. The food shop has been delivered & she's excited to have chocolate back in her life." Hahahaha I love all the ladies you've mentioned & will be bookmarking Brittany's blog for (hopefully the near) future. I'm hoping to do some outfit photos now that I've got my wheelchair, as it's not been possible recently. Sally is a big inspiration to me in this area. I love Karin's attitude towards life. She has amazing passion & explains things so well. Sarah is just a babe! She's one of my ultimate beauty gurus. And then there's you! I love your strength & ability to articulate yourself. Your passion, determination & the way you speak on feminist topics. You're an amazing woman. Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

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