Invisible Disability Awareness

Invisible Disability Awareness

Awareness, Chronic Illness, Fibromyalgia, Research
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 life and choices filtered by pain, limited by pain and yet be invisible to others? I will tell you what it is like. It sucks. Yes, it sucks. There I said it. Like so many others with invisible disabilities I have danced, no, shuffled through life with this awesome mask of well being on. This carefully constructed fa├žade I wear so that I do not exhibit any of the pain behaviors that would make others know I am in fact in pain. There are so very many reasons why we create these masks. First of all, to look like I am suffering all the time,…
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