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Thousands Share Their Invisible Disabilities On Twitter

Thursday 26 October 2017

 

From the BBC:

 

Abby Sams
Abby Sams tweeted the difference between
days in and out of her wheelchair
(Photos: Abby Sams)

 

Thousands share their invisible disabilities on Twitter

By Paul Harrison
BBC UGC and Social News
25 October 2017
Copyright © 2017 BBC

Using the hashtag #InvisiblyDisabledLooksLike, Twitter users across the world with hidden disabilities have been sharing pictures and stories to challenge society's perceptions.

Many people live with hidden disabilities - a physical, mental, sensory or neurological condition which don't have physical signs but are painful, exhausting and isolating.

They must also deal with the frustration, misunderstandings and false perceptions arising from the unseen nature of their conditions.

A billion people around the world live with some kind of disability according to the World Health Organization, and one US survey found 74% of those with disabilities do not use a wheelchair or anything which might visually signal their disability.

 

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