The Stigma Around Accessible Employment

Pippa

 

By Pippa in Scope.

 

My name is Pippa, and I’m a psychology graduate living with chronic illness. I blog about accessible theatre, lifestyle and fundraising at Life Of Pippa, and today I’d like to talk about what I wish others knew about accessible employment.

When I was at university, I thought that completing my studies alongside living with my chronic illness would be the most difficult part of my journey, and that after graduation things could only get easier. However, I quickly discovered that making employment opportunities work for me and my circumstances would be equally as challenging.

I’ve lived with my condition since I was a teenager, and by the time I graduated, I knew exactly what kind of work I needed: opportunities suitable for my skills and interests, but with part-time hours and where I could mostly work from home. I’ve had a whole range of employment experiences, but thanks to my internship at Scope and recently pursuing opportunities in freelance writing, I feel so fortunate to have found things that can and do work for me and my health.

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