RAiISE Your Voice
You don't look disabled
The struggles I face daily are invisible when looking at surface level.
You don’t see the pain that plagues every part of my being
Or the fatigue that leaves my body feeling like a dead weight
My worst days are invisible to you too; for they are spent in darkness hidden away
The struggles I face invisible
Until you look a little harder
Do you see me hold the wall for stability?
Do you see the empty desk in my classroom?
Do you see me flinch with pain as I stand?
Do you see me constantly hunting for a place to sit down?
Do you see the empty seat at the party? The one reserved for me
Do you see the family photos I’m not in?
Do you see me wince as the sounds of everyday life become too loud to bear?
Not so invisible now…
Amber is a blogger who writes more about her experience with invisible illness. You can read more of her work over at aspectsofamber