Here we will post two monthly prompts, one centered around our patient experience as people with disabilities, and one centered around fostering creativity and expression when exploring your disabled identity. At the moment, we are not taking submissions directly through the website, but you are welcome to email us (we want to see what you come up with!). We are generating hashtags and will include the update in the newsletter for if you want to add your work through Instagram or Facebook and start connecting with others in the community using the prompts
What do you like about your favorite time of day?
Open to all mediums! This is to encourage creativity and to help keep the inspiration to create flowing. Some examples could be a creative or nonfiction written response, a small painting, resin craft, knitting outside, photography, and more! If we didn't mention it, it is still welcome! Our email inbox is open if you want to show us what you came up with or submit a piece to potentially go in the next newsletter!
What is the most impactful advice you have received for navigating the healthcare system and how has it affected your experience?
This prompt is to continue to look for reoccurring gaps in communication and understanding between patients and practitioners (and practitioners who are patients). You can submit your response directly to use through the submission box below, but any visuals will have to be sent through email. *YOU DO NOT HAVE TO INCLUDE YOUR REAL NAME TO SUBMIT BUT IT WILL REQUIRE EMAIL* We are pursuing ways to anonymize for people who do not feel comfortable associating their response with their name. For those comfortable sharing, let us know if there is any interest for the inclusion of some of these responses in the newsletter.
Invisible Illness Inc.
This organization was built to facilitate the collection, analysis, and diffusion of information pertaining to the Disabled and Chronically ill Community and those who feel they may benefit from this information in general. Disability can intersect with any and all identities or status, and this platform is a safe space where absolutely no bullying, hate speech, or discrimination will be tolerated at any point. We will be including links to information on issues surrounding sexuality, race, and legal status in our analysis of current events, so please take the time to contribute to & explore the language discussions in our resource hub, and we will continue to share updates as we learn more vocabulary do's and don'ts.
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