Chronic illness: How we are socially noticeable

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 we are socially awkward, nervous, or extremely absent-minded. Or they may know we have a chronic illness and not attribute these traits to it. But most of all these things … Continue reading Chronic illness: How we are socially noticeable

Chronic pain: How we are socially unacceptable

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 unacceptable in many ways. Some small ways and some monumental ways. So let's start with some of those ways there are stigma for chronic pain. Feel free to add to … Continue reading Chronic pain: How we are socially unacceptable

Chronic illness: identity and embodiment

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. Feminists point out that cultural practice interprets embodiment; for instance, in many societies women’s bodies have functioned as objects that are possessed and controlled by men. Similarly, people with disabilities … Continue reading Chronic illness: identity and embodiment