Because often our visible differences affect our worklife, our personal lives, and well pretty much every aspect of how we exist in the world... do you consider them to be a disability?
I think the medical field may consider them cosmetic and therefore not a condition that significantly impedes an individual's ability to live a productive life, but I haven't done much research into it. I just know that there are a lot of disabilities that can't be seen, so I'm curious what others think about this.
Do you consider yours to be a disability, or have you been told by professionals/specialists that it's a verified disability?
I of course am not referring to differences that have caused obvious challenges such as mobility, hearing or vision problems.. I mean specifically visible differences only.
(The image illustrates how I believe many of us experience internalized ableism, similar to that of individuals with recognizable disabilities).
Thanks for your feedback!