Hi, followers! First of all, let me say a huge thank you to all of our writers and readers for spending time on Chronically (Br)ill. This is a small, growing publication and it’s always wonderful when people spend time reading the work that our writers put so much effort into. Each and every person who has read or written a piece for Chronically (Br)ill has helped shape and build the publication and I am so grateful for your support.

It’s been a few weeks since I did a #FeatureFriday email, as I haven’t been very well and haven’t spent as…

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope this week has treated you kindly. I managed to work a fair amount this week despite being in a lot of pain, but my god I’m paying for it now. I’m so glad it’s finally the weekend!

This week, I’ve chosen Ella Marcantonio’s new article for our #FeatureFriday piece. In a piece called “Why Falling Apart Keeps Saving My Life”, Ella describes the cycle of living with a chronic illness so perfectly that I felt I needed to share it with all of you. Please do click on it and give it a read (and some claps!)

If you want to get a chance to have your article sent out to all followers as our #FeatureFriday, all you need to do is submit an article to us and it will be considered.

Thank you so much for supporting Chronically (Br)ill!

Rachael x

Hi followers,

It’s just gone 22:00 and I just woke up from a nap, because this week has been exhausting. But today I got to see a lovely friend, which is always nice. And this week, I’ve chosen that lovely friend of mine to be Chronically (Br)ill’s #FeatureFriday.

Laura Fox has written a great piece on how Social Media isn’t always the devil it’s made out to be, and actually it can actually be beneficial for some people’s mental wellbeing. …

Happy Friday, friends!

I don’t know about you, but I always look forward to Friday. I have a weekday job, and this week I’ve worked more hours than I usually do so I’m incredibly tired. Plus, the weekend means I get to spend time with my partner. In our house, we call today “Fri-YAY!” - Cheesy, I know.

Anyway, let’s get to our Feature Friday for this week!

I’ve decided to share Tammi Brownlee’s article, “The Invisible Effects Of Abuse”. I think it’s an incredibly important article and it must have taken a fair amount of courage to write it…

Happy new year, folks! I hope that you all managed to take a restful break over the holiday season.

It’s the first Friday of 2020, and that means it’s time for our #FeatureFriday email.

This week we have chosen ‘Grieving For The Life I Could Have Had’, a piece written by one of our editors, Rachael Woodman. It discusses the guilt that surrounds illness, a topic that a lot of people with Chronic illness or Disability may relate to. Please take a few minutes to give it a read!


Would you like to have the chance to have one…

Hi followers!

So, we’re finally reaching the end of another decade. This will be the last #FeatureFriday of the year, as I’m going to be away next week and I’m taking a break from Medium over the holidays to recuperate a little.

For this week’s #FeatureFriday I’ve chosen a post that was submitted to the publication quite a while ago, but it’s stuck with me since: This Girl Can by Dena Standley. …

Hi followers!

I hope you are well on this fine Friday. I say ‘fine’, but here in the U.K. it’s raining heavily— the sky is probably crying about the election result. I won’t go any further into my thoughts about that, though!

Let’s get to our #FeatureFriday for this week!

This week I’ve chosen I’m Still Fighting — Are You? by Julia Rose to be our featured article. Julia has written a few articles for Chronically (Br)ill now and they have all been fantastic. Thank you so much Julia for sharing your stories with us. …

I sorted through old clothes — and it was difficult for me

Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay

Me and my partner moved house recently, and when we were packing up our belongings I knew I needed to sort through all of my old clothes.

I knew I had clothes in a few abandoned bags and suitcases in our spare room at our old place, but I had no idea which items were inside them. I was sure that I would sort through them and end up with just two piles of clothes: one pile to take to the charity shop, and one pile to chuck in the bin. But when I looked through the bags, I realised…

Hello followers,

Today is our first #FeatureFriday at Chronically (Br)ill!

#FeatureFriday will be a weekly blast. Each week I will choose a story from our publication that stood out to me and send it to everyone who follows us.

This week, our #FeatureFriday article is I Feel Guilty About My Daughter’s Disease by Tammi Brownlee. I chose this article because it highlights not only how difficult disability can be for the individual, but also how challenging it can be to be a parent or carer of someone with health problems. Thank you for sharing your story, Tammi.


I hope…

Hello, brilliant people!

I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for following Chronically (Br)ill. If you’re a new follower, welcome to our publication!

We are looking for writers!

As you may already be aware, we are looking for new writers who would like to share their stories and articles in Chronically (Br)ill. The subjects that have been posted about in the publication so far include:

  • Disability
  • Mental health and mental illness
  • Chronic illness or injury / Long-term conditions
  • Recovery from ill-health

If you would like to write for us, please get in touch by emailing chronicallybrill@outlook.com. It would be great if you could…

Rachael Woodman

I’m fighting stigma surrounding Mental Illness & Disability by writing honestly about my own experiences. I’m also a cat-mama 😽 bookworm 📚 and pyjama-lover.

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