Invisible disability and self-imposed stigma we learn from others

I read a post called The Bizarre Prevalence of Invisible Illness Imposter Syndrome and the author uses different terms and language to describe what I have felt as well. Essentially it is this pattern: With an invisible disability we mask our symptoms for a variety of reasons. To cope and manage working. So we will … Continue reading Invisible disability and self-imposed stigma we learn from others

Should I inform an employer I have a disability?

You apply for a job. You have all the skills and experience required for it. Maybe you have a gap in your resume because you needed treatment of some sort for your disability but you are ready to get back to it. You see that little box on the application- Do you have a disability? … Continue reading Should I inform an employer I have a disability?

Invisible Disability: Hidden from sight on Social Media

I have invisible disabilities. And the vertigo which is somewhat visible in the sense that I use a cane... if I do Not I look rather drunk and I do not like the judgments I get from that in public. I also do not like falling, thus the cane. Anyway, disabilities on social media are … Continue reading Invisible Disability: Hidden from sight on Social Media

Invisible Disability: My illness is invisible. I am not.

I have invisible illnesses and I am disabled by some of them. Yes, you can't see them. Yes, they are invisible. But I am not. I matter. My life matters. My existence matters. You can't treat me as Lesser Than just because I am disabled, if you find out I am. You can't judge how … Continue reading Invisible Disability: My illness is invisible. I am not.

6 Things to know about Invisible Disability Awareness

This year Invisible Disability Awareness Week falls on October 18th to 24th. According to the Invisible Disabilities Association, the term invisible disability refers to symptoms such as debilitating pain, fatigue, dizziness, cognitive dysfunction, brain injuries, learning differences, mental health disorders, as well as hearing and visual impairments. They are not always obvious to the onlooker, … Continue reading 6 Things to know about Invisible Disability Awareness

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