You know I have worked for the same company for 14 years and I have in that time declined consistently in physical and mental health.
Do you tell people about your chronic illness? Why? And why not? For me, it is a matter of having an invisible disability (obviously
It is odd having an invisible disability. We are expected to perform like others, but we have some major limitations. But really I feel like
We mask our pain We lose our pain behaviors We become invisible. We all learn to have a façade to hide the pain for various
Every one of my illnesses is invisible. From hypothyroidism to chronic pain. Even migraines, because they are chronic, are invisible. Less invisible when they are
The Working Mother research included case studies of women with such disabilities as Asperger’s and fibromyalgia. What distinguishes this group of disabled workers area, among
We can face a lot of stigma with invisible illnesses. We can be doubted. We can be minimized. But we have certain rights too and
We are embodied beings. All of us. But what then is distinct about the lived experience of pain? What is it like to have your