We live in an instantly judgemental society, we are all guilty of it, instantly deciding that someone is one thing or another. But having an invisible illness or an invisible disability can be awful, because even your so called peers judge you.
I recently viewed a short interview where an American woman who has an invisible disability – she had a tumour removed from her brain which affects her short term memory – had experienced abuse. Why? Because she outwardly looks ‘normal’ she has suffered abuse for using her parking card (the equivalent of the UK’s Blue Badge) from members of the general public and even fellow disabled people.
This angers me, and many others besides. If you have suffered this and would like to share your experiences please contact us using the form on the About page on this site, we would love to hear from you.