Lisa Marie Basile was officially diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondyltiis in 2017 after living with nearly a decade’s worth of symptoms. She has attended the NASS meetups in NYC, and is an advocate for many people with AS through her writing and social media presence @lisamariebasile. She is also a writer, editor and author who focuses her work on chronic illness, literature, trauma recovery, creativity, wellness, and self-development. She’s written for The New York Times, Refinery 29, Good Housekeeping, Healthline, HuffPost, and more, and she’s the author of a few books of poetry and nonfiction, including Light Magic for Dark Times. She keeps a column about Ankylosing Spondylitis here, and most recently has an essay about chronic illness and women in the acclaimed Burn It Down anthology.
Click here to read all of Lisa’s articles on AnkylosingSpondylitis.net.