Not every disability is visible.
Body Confidence Coach Michelle Elman spoke to Access London about having invisible disabilities.
Four years ago, Michelle started the campaign #scarrednotscared, as a way to encourage people with scars not be ashamed. From there, she went viral with her story and has become a firm figure in the Body Positivity community.
The result of 15 surgeries has left Michelle with invisible physical disabilities, such as energy-based limitations that can leave her bed-ridden. Though it’s not as obvious as say, being in a wheelchair, Michelle wants to raise awareness. As she says – “if your disability is not seen, laziness is often assumed”.
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