In the disability community many people prescribe to the “spoon theory.” As a disabled person dealing with chronic pain and fatigue, I know that many days I don’t have enough “spoons” to do the things I need or want to do. I have found writing to be a very healing act for me, both in allowing myself to accept the feelings I’m having, but also to give words to the things going on in my body and mind, both for myself as well as for others wondering about why or how I’m sick. This class will investigate the healing aspects of writing for those with  or who facilitate writing workshops for those with disability and chronic illness and will provide participants the opportunity to write and share their own narratives.