What is a Spoonie?
What is a spoonie, you ask? A spoonie is someone living with a chronic illness. The word is derived from The Spoon Theory written by Christine Miserandino. You’ll find this nickname, along with others, used by many in online social media (Twitter, Facebook, forums, etc…).
Other nicknames used to describe people living with fibromyalgia are fibromites, fibromyalgics and fibromyalgia warriors. For the people who use these nicknames they are positive terms that help create a large community of support.
Jenna is an amazing artist and fellow spoonie that is living with fibromyalgia and Ankylosing Spondylitis. She has an amazing project, called Art Apple A Day, where she creates 1 piece of apple art per day to support and help bring awareness to Ankylosing Spondylitis. To learn more about the relationship between fibromyalgia and Anklylosing Spondylitis read my post, Apples and Ankylosing Spondylitis. Did you spot all the awareness ribbons, butterflies, flowers, “FF” monogram and the apple in the spoon?