About Us

Spoonie Stuff was created in 2019 by Hypermobility Syndrome Spoonie, Sophie Ebeling.

The first women’s online magazine dedicated to chronic illness, Spoonie Stuff is here to provide useful and interesting content to help women manage their conditions.

“I was on the way home from a meeting in London and the rush hour train meant there were no seats left, but my knees were really painful. Sitting on the train floor in agony inspired me to start my own business. I decided that I wanted to bring some positivity to people dealing with chronic pain on a daily basis, and shed some light on invisible disability. So the idea for Spoonie Stuff was born.”

spoonie stuff magazine for women with chronic illnesses

What is spoon theory?

The infamous term ‘spoonie’ was created by Christine Miserandino. She was explaining to her friend what it was like to live with Lupus:

“Most people start the day with unlimited amount of possibilities, and energy to do whatever they desire, especially young people. For the most part, they do not need to worry about the effects of their actions. So for my explanation, I used spoons to convey this point. I wanted something for her to actually hold, for me to then take away, since most people who get sick feel a ‘loss’ of a life they once knew. If I was in control of taking away the spoons, then she would know what it feels like to have someone or something else, in this case Lupus, being in control.”

Our Mission

Chronic illness needs some positivity! Spoonie Stuff is designed to help women with chronic illnesses, with useful tips and information, as well as inspiring stories from fellow spoonies.