What is Chronically Awesome?

Well, it's exactly what the banner says! A series with the intent of spreading awareness about life with chronic illnesses. I know that this series isn't necessarily about books, which may seem odd considering that this is a book blog, but I'm hoping that you guys will make an exception for this.

I came up with the idea for Chronically Awesome when I realized that there aren't a lot of main characters in YA who have chronic illnesses. They pretty much only show up in contemporary, and usually follow some plots that are less than realistic, true, and are honestly kind of insulting. (I'll be talking more about this next week).

But from that idea, I realized that there are actually a lot of misconceptions about people with chronic illnesses. So, here we are! Now, I am in no way claiming to be an expert, and my experiences and struggles aren't going to be the same as others, but I thought that this would be a good idea for opening up conversations, and learning more about each other. 

Every month I will be making a post about a chronic illness, something I notice, something that bugs me, maybe I'll have some guest posts if people are interested, really, anything I (or you) want to know about. Which is where you come in. If you have anything you want to know about, a post suggestion, or if you want to make a guest post, you can email me at booknerdblogger@gmail.com, or DM me on Twitter  or Instagram.

So that's it! I hope that you guys will come and read these posts (even if they aren't what you normally read). Any suggestions for posts? Let me know in the comments. :) 


  1. I love this idea! I have a chronic illness (one of those 'invisible' ones) and I'm always interested in others experiences. And also seeing how they're portrayed in books (which seems to be hardly ever, but that may just be because of what I read?)

    I will totally read these posts! :)

    1. I also have those pesky invisible ones. And I don't ever see MCs with chronic illnesses in books either!

  2. I think YA definitely needs more chronic illness! And not just in contemps. I'd love to see more of it in fantasy and SF too... or even urban fantasy. Imagine a protag having to deal with real life chronic illness issues along with all the vampires and weres lol. Now THAT would be a badass. :)

    Nice post.

    1. I was thinking the same thing! Imagine what a great twist that would be in a classic zombie survival book!

  3. Wow, this is an amazing idea. The only way to bring about visibility to these 'taboo' topics is to talk about them. So I guess you are in the right direction.

    P.S. I found you through the Commenting 365 Challenge. Good to meet you

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes


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