You Don’t Look Sick: What It’s Like Living With An Invisible Illness

Invisible Illness

By Laura Abernethy in Metro.


A year ago, we launched the You Don’t Look Series. Over the last 12 months, we’ve chatted to people from across the UK about their experiences of living with an invisible illness. Most people have symptoms almost every day but because their condition is hard to see, they are judged for using things like priority seats and disabled bathrooms. Some people said that they are discriminated against at work, while others said it’s just hard to get friends and family to understand why they might have to cancel at the last minute. They all had different conditions that manifest in different ways but the one thing they all had in common was a desire to spread awareness about invisible illnesses and to change attitudes of people who don’t understand that not every illness is visible.



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