People do notice things about those of us with chronic illness but they may not know it is because of chronic illness. Maybe they think
I’m just going to say it, there is a lot of stigma with chronic pain that makes society as a whole judge us as socially
People in general also get pain. What do they know about it? It is sucky: Yes, it is indeed unpleasant. I want it to end
Those of us with chronic pain on the outside look fine. People will call us lazy because we do not look disabled. They will
I don’t know how it is for other people but I resisted the term disabled for some time. Mostly because of the stigma. There is
When you are chronically ill people will offer you advice and tell you things they have heard. I know we get that a lot. I
Read this selection first. It is interesting. Embodiment: Mooring disability identity Embodiment is the principle of rooting one’s identity in the reality of one’s body.