Scoliosis Awareness Month: Competition

Scoliosis Awareness Month: Competition

To celebrate June being scoliosis awareness month, I will be launching an exciting competition over on my Instagram, to begin on 1st June 2021. Throughout June, I'll be giving you the chance to WIN an item of scoliosis awareness merchandise from my Spring store. Make sure you are following me on Instagram, so you don't miss out! The lucky winner will be announced via Instagram at the start of July. Plus, if you fancy treating yourself, I’ll be giving 10%...Read More
Scoliosis Awareness Month 2021 – Share Your Story: Emily Hale

Scoliosis Awareness Month 2021 – Share Your Story: Emily Hale

My story – spinal fusion and achievement against adversity My name is Emily Hale, I’m 23 years old and the Founder and MD of Build & Breathe, an online fitness studio tailored to those with Scoliosis & Spinal Fusions. Rather than just looking at the physical side of living with Scoliosis, we look at the whole person including the potential emotional impact of diagnosis and surgery. I was diagnosed at 14 years old – this can be a tricky time...Read More
Scoliosis Awareness Month 2021: Share Your Story – Sarah

Scoliosis Awareness Month 2021: Share Your Story – Sarah

June is scoliosis awareness month and as part of this, I will be sharing your inspiring scoliosis stories on my blog and via my Instagram. If you’d like to get involved and help to share awareness, please contact me 🙂 Share Your Scoliosis Story - Sarah Hi, I am Sarah, a 23 year old from Manchester in the UK! I was first diagnosed with Scoliosis at the age of 13 following a trip to hospital for an X-ray on my lungs as I...Read More
Scoliosis Awareness Month 2021: Share Your Story – Shannon

Scoliosis Awareness Month 2021: Share Your Story – Shannon

June is scoliosis awareness month and as part of this, I will be sharing your inspiring scoliosis stories on my blog and via my Instagram. If you’d like to get involved and help to share awareness, please contact me 🙂 Share Your Scoliosis Story - Shannon Hi my name is Shannon, I’m 19 years old. I have suffered with scoliosis and this my story and how my life is now. In July 2014, I was on holiday and my mom asked me to...Read More
Scoliosis Awareness Month Graphics

Scoliosis Awareness Month Graphics

Hi all, As June is scoliosis awareness month, I have created some scoliosis awareness month graphics for you to download and share across social media. Feel free to copy them and share on your on blogs and social media pages to help spread scoliosis awareness. <3 Instagram - Scoliosis Awareness Month Graphics Instagram Reels / Stories - Scoliosis Awareness Month Pinterest - Scoliosis Awareness Month Graphic If you’ve enjoyed this post, please follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest and subscribe to my YouTube channel! 🙂...Read More
7 Mistakes I Made When I was First Diagnosed with Scoliosis

7 Mistakes I Made When I was First Diagnosed with Scoliosis

This blog post is all about the mistakes I made when I was first diagnosed with scoliosis. Can you relate to any of these? Let me know in the comments. Isolating myself The first and major mistake I made when I was first diagnosed with scoliosis was isolating myself. I didn't tell anyone about my scoliosis for a long time. I used to spend most nights alone in my room feeling pretty down and upset about myself. If you have...Read More
Scoliosis Awareness Month 2021: Share Your Story – Imogen

Scoliosis Awareness Month 2021: Share Your Story – Imogen

As part of scoliosis awareness month 2021, I will be sharing your inspiring scoliosis stories on my blog and via my Instagram. Scoliosis awareness month is June. If you'd like to get involved and help to share awareness, please contact me :) Share Your Scoliosis Story - Imogen. Hi my name is Immi and I'm 21 years old. My story began back in early 2015 just before my 15th birthday. I started getting lower back pain but my mum told...Read More
Scoliosis Poem – World Poetry Day

Scoliosis Poem – World Poetry Day

This weekend, it is World Poetry Day! So, I thought I'd get my creative juices flowing and write a little scoliosis poem. I call it "My curved spine." Now, I'm not much of a poet but I just wrote how I felt, which was therapeutic. The poem represents my love/hate relationship with my scoliosis and body. Over the years, my spine has caused me much pain, but it's made me who I am and I'm proud of the person I've...Read More
Happy February

Happy February

So we are now halfway through February and almost a year into the Covid-19 pandemic. It's time for my monthly link-up with A Chronic Voice. I try to take part each month, as it is a chance to connect with fellow chronic illness/condition bloggers, whilst reflecting on the month. The writing prompts for this month are - Defining, Allocating, Uniting, Saving and Educating. So I'll try and arrange my thoughts for February around these themes! Defining I think almost a...Read More
10 Inspiring Women With Scoliosis

10 Inspiring Women With Scoliosis

As March 8th is International Women's Day, I thought I would share 10 inspiring women with scoliosis. Hopefully, this post will show that, if you are a woman with scoliosis, it certainly doesn't have to hold you back. There is really no limit to what you can achieve! Lets join together and celebrate some amazingly inspiring women with scoliosis. 10 Inspiring Women with Scoliosis Eva Butterly Eva Butterly Eva is an amazingly inspirational scoliosis warrior. With severe scoliosis, she dedicates...Read More
Your Inspiring Stories: Lovaine Cohen

Your Inspiring Stories: Lovaine Cohen

Lovaine was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) about 20 years ago. As a result, she has lived with chronic pain for a very long time. She's also had both of her hips replaced and has some fusion in her upper neck. In this post, read about Lovaine's journey with AS and how she changed her victim mentality mindset. Lovaine's Story I have lived for over 20 years with Ankylosing Spondylitis with difficulties, twists, and turns. I was a healthy kid...Read More
New! Life with Scoliosis Merchandise

New! Life with Scoliosis Merchandise

Hello everyone, I just wanted to write a quick post to let you know that I have launched a brand new range of Scoliosis Awareness products on Teespring and Redbubble. Available products include t-shirts, vests, hoodies, mugs and bags. So please feel free to check out my store :) I will be adding more designs over the coming weeks and months, so please do check back. Also, if you have any ideas for future designs, or any feedback, please let...Read More
New Year, Same Virus

New Year, Same Virus

So we are now in January 2021 - happy new year! We are getting towards the end of the first week back to work after Christmas (for myself and many others), and what a week it's been! I feel like so much has happened already, and I'm ready for another break. As it's a brand new month, I wanted to take part in the latest link up with a Chronic Voice. I try to take part every month, as the...Read More
My Top 10 Blog Posts of 2020

My Top 10 Blog Posts of 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, I thought I'd share the 10 most popular blog posts from this year, in case you missed them. It's been a strange old year but one positive to come out of 2020, is that I have had more time than ever to spend writing blog content. These are the top 10 posts I've written this year that have been read the most, in reverse order. Enjoy! 10. 10 Christmas Gift Ideas for those with...Read More
Invisible Disabilities Awareness Week

Invisible Disabilities Awareness Week

Did you know, that the 18th - 24th October is Invisible Disabilities Awareness Week? I wasn't aware of this until recently, but it really resonated with me, so I wanted to write a bit about my own experiences around this topic. What is an invisible disability? According to Scope, there are over 14 million disabled people in the UK. The majority of these are not "visible" to other people. Invisible disabilities may include conditions such as mental health conditions, hearing/vision...Read More