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If You Live With An Invisible Illness — What Is Something Ableist That Has Been Said To You?

We're done with ableism in 2021, got it?!?!?

Ableism! If you live with any sort of invisible or chronic illness, you have probably experienced it. It's not fun. It's not cute. And we want it to stop.

But for anyone who hasn't experienced it or isn't totally sure what ableism is, it's defined by Access Living as, "the discrimination of and social prejudice against people with disabilities based on the belief that typical abilities are superior."

Ableism comes in many, many different forms. And they all suck.

#YouMightBeAbleistIf *Get some fresh air, you'll feel better *You don't "look" sick *It's all in your head *Church will help *Just pray about it *You were fine yesterday *You're doing this to yourself *The meds make you this way *Just force yourself to do it

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So if you've ever experienced ableism — either subtle or incredibly straightforward — we want to hear about it!

Ableism could be the time your boss told you that "only weak people take sick days."

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Or maybe it's someone telling you that if you just pushed through, you'd be fine!

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Or maybe it was a medical professional telling you that it's all in your head.

An image of a doctor.
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Whatever the case is, let me know your experience with subtle or obvious ableism in the comments below.

Some of the responses will be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post!