In this special article for World Young Rheumatic Diseases Day, I give a brutally candid account of my memories and experiences of juvenile arthritis when I was a child and how these events made me who I am today.Read More
In this special edition of the Joel vs Arthritis podcast, Joel is joined by Rebecca Beesley of the charity Juvenile Arthritis Research. They discuss the amazing work JAR Project does and their plans for WORD Day 2021 on 18th March.Read More
In this piece written for Arthr, I talk about how I have always needed support for my arthritis, whether I allowed the world to see it or not.Read More
The ‘Joel vs Arthritis’ podcast returns in 2021 with audio improvements, news about upcoming changes and a reading of popular article: The die has been cast as part of Joel’s ‘Chronically talking about pain’ awareness campaign in January.Read More
In this first full-length episode of the Joel vs Arthritis Podcast, I share my arthritis diagnosis experience and explain how my arthritis didn’t just impact me as a child, but everyone around me.Read More
As the UK becomes the first country to vaccinate against Covid-19, a look back at my coverage of a historic year
As the UK became the first country in the world to vaccinate against Covid-19 virus, I’ve collected my articles on the pandemic as I documented my personal experience.Read More
This one is personal to me. I have had Juvenile Ideopathic Arthritis (JIA) since I was a kid and...Read More
Your mental health and adjusting to disability go hand in hand. In this article, I talk openly about my struggle and how I must stop apologising for my health.
#bekind #disability #mentalhealth #arthritis #disabilityawarenessRead More
Freelance writer, advocate, dad
Freelance writer, blogger and arthritis advocate who has had psoriatic-associated Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis from childhood. Raising awareness and sharing his experiences to help others, Joel specialises in parenting, pain and the mental health impact of living with chronic illness and writes for several leading charities and organisations including Scope, Versus Arthritis and Health Union.