My name is Alyssa Graybeal, and I live in Astoria, Oregon. I grew up in the Portland, Oregon area, then lived all across Canada for twelve years before moving to the Oregon coast in 2012. Continue reading “Spoonie Guest Artist: Alyssa Graybeal (@floppyqueerdo on Instagram)”
My final Lyme Disease Awareness Month guest post is by Kat Woods, who created the wonderful and adorably illustrated Lyme, food, and wellness blog HopeHealCook. In addition to being an extremely talented writer and illustrator, Kat is also a gifted chef and recipe developer. She knows a ton about nutrition and has worked to heal her Lyme naturally. Please check out her story and her supercool, hand-inked cartoons. Continue reading “Spoonie Artist Guest Post: Kat Woods (@hopehealcook on Instagram)”
I followed Bethany on Instagram because of her beautifully drawn, professional-looking comics that reminded me of my favorite graphic novels, only they were about Lyme disease! I love Bethany’s style, humor, and the painfully accurate way she reflects the patient experience. Continue reading “Spoonie Artist Guest Post: Bethany@lymelifecomics”
I first learned about Yulia through her hilarious ME advocacy videos on her channel, @FunWithCFS. Yulia was a Ph.D student when she got sick and she is one brilliant, multitalented spoonie! This is a tiny bit longer than my other guest posts, but every word is worth the time. Please read her painfully relatable, funny, beautifully written memoir excerpt and be sure to check out her videos in the middle of the post.
Continue reading “Spoonie Guest Artist:Yulia Greyman (@FunWithCFS on YouTube)”
I first found Jennifer because we were in the same Facebook group and she posted an incredible painting called “The Scream” (below). It really sums up the experience of being a Lyme patient. Here is her story and some of her amazing awareness art. Continue reading “Spoonie Guest Artist: Jennifer Bialk Scott”
Welcome to my second Spoonie Guest Artist post. I started following Nicole on Instagram because I fell in love with her gloriously sarcastic and painfully funny collage art. Her work is one of the reasons I started this series. Continue reading “Spoonie Guest Artist: Nicole a.k.a. @artful_agony”
For a long time, I’ve been noticing that there are many outlets for writers with chronic illness but comparatively few for artists with chronic illness. I decided to create these “Spoonie Guest Artist” posts, featuring some of the super-talented visual and multimedia artists I’ve met since I started blogging. I found Alexandra on Instagram (she’s @yourachingart_m.e). I immediately started following her because her work is creative, relatable, funny, lovely, and comforting. She’s also an excellent writer; I admit I teared up reading parts of this. Check out her story and artwork. Continue reading “Spoonie Guest Artist: Alexandra Baker (@yourachingart_m.e)”