Category Archive: Awareness

Blog with us!

Whether you’re a pro-blogger or a newbie, we want YOUR voice to be heard!! Advocacy and spreading awareness involves hearing different viewpoints on hidden, chronic illness. We feel our blog is a space… Continue reading

Look Deeper

A simple clip that sends a strong message about all different types of hidden, chronic illness.  {FYI, May is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month. Misconception: MS is always visible… Myth. MS can have symptoms… Continue reading

31 facts about my invisAbilities

By Brittainy Braniff, Brock InvisAbilities Chair 1. I don’t remember being diagnosed; I was only two years old. 2. Although I’ve had T1 diabetes for 19 years, it saddens me that most of… Continue reading

31 facts about my invisAbilities

                          By Julie Harmgardt, InvisAbilities, Founder and Chair Today, Disability Awareness Month comes to a close. Over the past 31 days,… Continue reading

Please don’t sneeze on me!

By Anonymous I had finished December finals and was all prepared and ready to go home for the holidays. After my two-hour trip back to the GTA I was greeted by my family… Continue reading

I am a Type 1 diabetic. And yes, I can eat that.

By Brittainy Braniff, Queen’s InvisAbilities, Community Outreach Director I am a diabetic, diagnosed at the age of two. I have come to the conclusion that diabetes is a part of who I am… Continue reading

‘Twas The Night Before a Crohn’s Christmas…

After meandering the Twitterverse and severely procrastinating on a massive pile of readings, I came across @CrohnsGuy. I checked out his blog (Crohn’s Disease – Leaving the Seat Down) – and found this… Continue reading

Shit happens: examining IBDs

By Jess Diener, A Master’s student in the School of Kinesiology & Health Studies at Queen’s University studying the lived experiences of young people living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)… Continue reading

Taking responsibility for invisible illness

By Alyssa Marfisi, Queen’s University Nursing student   As a nursing student, we have many courses that attempt to teach us how to say the right thing when it comes to patient experiences.… Continue reading