Invisible Illness – What is hidden underneath


When you have an invisible disability it’s hard for anyone to truly get what is going on. If you look normal, you must therefore be normal and feel normal.

Having an invisible disability invites look of disgust and stares while you walk from the store to your car parked in the handicap place. It invites comments from friends, family, and even doctors who say, “well, you look great.” While your pain is at a level 10.
Which means we deal with stigma from doctors to get the care we need just because we “look okay.”
There are so many who suffer from unseen illnesses yet, I here uneducated/insensitive comments everyday. We are seen as fakers and attention seekers by those who choose only to look at the surface.

Despite all of it, We are the invisible warriors. We literally fight invisible battles with our bodies every day. It’s like a superpower that no one ever wanted. But we do it to stay alive.

Remember when you see someone who gets out of a wheelchair, who looks fine getting out of their car from that handicap space, that misses work for no reason, that you don’t know all their story. You maybe don’t even know 40%, don’t ever assume. 💙
Stay strong my invisible warriors. 

Published by Amelia Blackwater

I am feminist writer and poet trying to raise awareness on topics such as mental health and physical disabilities. I often write about things such as invisible illnesses and mental health/illness related topics.

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