Rethinking disability: Learning About “Invisible Disabilities”

Rethinking Disability

Learning about “Invisible Disabilities”

can change the way we think about Disability.

Art by Tomasz Mrozkiewicz

In the quest to understand my own mental illness I’ve come across the term invisible illness and invisible disability. In the process, the need for these expressions has become increasingly clear. Interestingly though, in my effort to learn more about the subject I realized my own ideas about disability were quite narrow and outdated. So before we can talk about Invisible Disabilities I’d like to discuss some of these general misconceptions. Here are 3 common misconceptions about disability:

Misconception #1