I haven’t been writing here lately for a couple of reasons. I have been tired and in pain much of the time and I have been working on my book.
The topic I am currently working on is stigma and how it affects us as the people who live with it. Personally, I found I was worrying about what people thought of my mental and physical challenges that held me back. Once I rose above it and was open about who and what I was, I seemed to be more accepted.
So, I would like to pose the question to you, my readers who suffer from any form of “invisible illness”. Do you feel that you are apt to hide what is different about you just because of how you think others will react?
I would really like to know your true feelings about this. If you don’t want to write them publicly, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am very interested to get your thoughts on this – even on the topic itself.