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Ashley Boynes-Shuck

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Hello! For those of you who do not know me, my name is Ashley Boynes-Shuck. I am an award-winning author, blogger, social media pro, and advocate based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

My three internationally-published books include two nonfiction health memoirs called "Sick Idiot" and "Chronically Positive," and a post-apocalyptic fiction novel, called "To Exist." I was also a co-author on the locally-published book, "Empowered in Pittsburgh.

Additionally, I am a reporter for www.Healthline.com, where I write research-based news articles about rheumatoid arthritis and similar topics.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, family, friends, 3 dogs, and 2 cats. I am on several nonprofit boards and a member of several service
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Learn, Grow, and Connect with Patients in a Time of Uncertainty

We all need a ‘safe space’ sometimes — a place where we feel at home with our peers. In a time where we are dealing with both political unrest and division, alongside a global pandemic that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon, connection, community, and fellowship are more important than ever. Togetherness is key.


Life with a chronic illness or disability (like RA, for example,) can already

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Sick Idiot

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“But — yeah, that was real comforting. Give the Sick Idiot a serious disease pamphlet, then send her home. Makes sense. They”
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