This should be read by everyone. As the letter itself points out “kindness and compassion to a fellow human being is a choice”. It is just such a shame that this whole issue needs to be campaigned for at all, but as it does, and because there are so many of us with invisible illnesses – please read this, and follow the link to the open letter, share it with others.
Maybe one day those two traits will be second nature instead of a choice.
Sam recently wrote an open letter to the lady who tutted at her for using a disabled loo, which went viral. Here, she explains why she’s started raising awareness for people living with an invisible disability, as part of our 100 days, 100 stories campaign. You can also join Sam for a discussion about the issues surrounding invisible disability, over on our community now.
My name is Sam Cleasby and I have no colon. That’s an odd way to introduce myself, but the fact is that my illness and disability is pretty much invisible and that is why I am writing today to campaign for invisible disability awareness.
I run a blog called So Bad Ass about life with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and how it feels to live with this illness, surgeries, medications and recovery. It’s a pretty popular blog discussing a fairly embarrassing disease. But in February…
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