Chronic illness: The Disabled line

DISABLED Well. Doesn't that word seem Heavy and filled with more Meaning than it actually has? Other people put more meaning on it that it actually has. Stigma like we are 'lazy' and 'mooching off the system' and 'just don't want to work' and 'most people on disability are just faking it' (because we make … Continue reading Chronic illness: The Disabled line

Chronic pain paradox: Talk about it? Keep quiet?

Then shut up about your pain. Maybe the only reason people are trying to help you is to get you to stop whining about it all the time.Random Social media comment by someone who is rather dickish I won't mention where the troll posted or their name. They like attention because they are weird and … Continue reading Chronic pain paradox: Talk about it? Keep quiet?

Hey, healthy people, illness is no vacation

Oh, so you don't work! That must be like a Vacation Every Day! I saw you do a thing! You must be Fine! I saw you left the house! You must be cured! I saw you were on social media! You must be feeling Better! Yeah No. Let's look behind closed doors with some #SickSelfie … Continue reading Hey, healthy people, illness is no vacation

What is Ableism?

You may have heard people talk about Ableism. I often talk about stigma and discrimination but haven't used the term itself but it is the term. Like sexism, ageism and racism, ableism is a form of discrimination against disabled people by those who are not. Definition type of discrimination in which able-bodied individuals are viewed as normal … Continue reading What is Ableism?

Chronic illness: Shh no one needs to know you’re chronically ill

So I encountered someone random on social media with an illness that said we should not discuss ableism because people do not get our illnesses and... it doesn't matter. I don't know his life but maybe he has not experienced pervasive stigma like some of us have such that we know the need to spread … Continue reading Chronic illness: Shh no one needs to know you’re chronically ill