The Spoonie Struggle is about the raw, honest look at living life with chronic illnesses and chronic pain conditions. Spoonies of all types are welcome to join us, but we will have a heavier focus on the lesser common, lesser understood, and difficult to diagnose conditions, such as Ehlers Danlos, Marfan’s, Ankylosing spondylitis, Sjogren’s syndrome, lupus, multiple sclerosis, sickle cell anemia, and endometriosis. In this show, we will discuss our own experiences of each aspect of life with our chronic health conditions, speak with other spoonies about their experiences, discuss coping, advocating, and self-care related to chronic illness, provide helpful and well-vetted resources, and interview professionals who are experts in the field to gain further insight into our conditions and learn about ways to educate family, friends, and doctors, advocate for ourselves, cope with our conditions, and hopefully, thrive! This is a great way to join a like-minded community and to meet people who are in the same boat as you. And, to realize that you are not alone. This is a nonjudgmental space to help each other through our chronic illness journey, to be an actual self again, and to make thriving in life an actual possibility.