I am a Spoonie, yes that’s right a Spoonie. Its a term used by people with chronic illnesses. I had never heard of the term until I became one in February 2014 when I was diagnosed with a condition called Ankylosing Spondylitis. I suddenly found myself having spiralling into depression, giving up, having to learn how to take control of my life and be strong again, actually, to be stronger. I want to raise awareness not only for the condition but to help people understand the impact it had on our lives and those around us.