You don’t look sick!

What’s it like living with an invisible illness?

This article by Laura Abernethy (Assistant lifestyle editor of is the latest in their “You Don’t Look” series and hopefully will make you think!

80% of disabilities and health conditions are hidden or invisible so next time you judge someone for using a disabled toilet or allocated seating on the bus or train – please think before you say anything! These people have to cope with their symptoms but because their condition is not obvious, they are often perceived as taking advantage of support such as priority seats on the bus or disabled toilets. Sometimes this includes discrimination in their workplace….

Read the full article here. 

You can also access the other articles in the series including People make so many assumptions about me and my condition – Harry from Devon explains what it is like to live with Type 1 diabetes.

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Collage of people who all have invisible or hidden disabilities