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.
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
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 episodic because you Do Not function with them normally. But you have to when they are chronic, so, they are invisible. Either way, looking at someone you cannot tell they … Continue reading Awareness: Invisible Disabilities Week
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 the right to enforce them. Our suffering matters. Our well-being matters. Invisible illnesses... are invisible. Therefore doubted. Could be that doctor that doubted the pain you were in, so didn't … Continue reading Invisible illness: Invisible no more