Tag : invisible illness

Welfare at Leeds: Disabled is not a bad word

2 years ago / 0 comments

When I started organising Disability History Month, I didn’t identify as disabled. Sure, I had some on-going, chronic health conditions, and a variety of mental illnesses – but I wasn’t disabled. That was reserved for more “serious” conditions. I didn’t look “disabled”. I didn’t have problems accessing buildings. In my … Read More

MENTAL HEALTH A-Z: I is for Invisible Illness

3 years ago / 0 comments

With the white picket fence, perfectly tended to garden, and beautiful-yet-cosy living room, everything looks perfect when you peer in through the window. You’ve heard rumours that the people living there argue, that somebody is chronically ill, that someone is getting abused, but from the outside it looks beautiful. With … Read More