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Meet MJ, The Former Mommy Blogger Who Now Writes About Ankylosing Spondylitis

In her new blog: “Kicking Hoops and Shooting Goals,” MJ Rowan captures the daily irony and flow of living with AS and fibromyalgia — both of which she has. MJ crafts an irresistible story you almost certainly cannot stop reading mid-paragraph.

By Charis Hill

Ankylosing Spondylitis Can Lead To Depression

As if AS pain isn’t enough to deal with, it can also affect your mental health. Learn why managing depression should be a natural part of your treatment.

By Stephanie Stephens

How Diet Can Help Ankylosing Spondylitis

Diet can't cure AS, but there are foods you can eat to help minimize your joint pain and swelling — and some that can make it worse. Choose wisely.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Battling Ankylosing Spondylitis In 6-inch Heels

Despite the fact that she felt beaten and battered by the end of New York Fashion Week, Charis Hill doesn’t regret following her dreams of being a model.

By Charis Hill

At Burning Man She Could Be Herself Again

Do you have that place you can go that makes you feel like you? The place where your chronic illness doesn't matter. For Charis, that place is Burning Man.

By Charis Hill

Ankylosing Spondylitis and My New Wheelchair

After getting a new wheelchair, ankylosing spondylitis patient expert Charis Hill explains how this new tool helps her live her best life with AS.

By Charis Hill