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Do people with Chronic Invisible Illnesses regularly experience Ableism?

Do people with Chronic Invisible Illnesses regularly experience Ableism?

Hi Everyone! :)

What do you think? Any personal experiences of it?

Ableism is discrimination and social prejudice against people with disabilities. Ableism characterizes persons as defined by their disabilities and as inferior to the non-disabled.

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YES. I get told I am able bodied all the time.

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Yes many seem to describe this as a kind of reverse ableism where you are disabled but judged by how you look v's describing how you actually feel.

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