Category Archive: Awareness

Canadian film “Foreverland” highlights cystic fibrosis

If you’re in the Ottawa region this weekend, check out Foreverland at ByTowne Cinemas. The film focuses on a 21-year-old Vancouverite living with cystic fibrosis who embarks on a 3,500-kilometre trek to scatter… Continue reading

Excerpt from “Casing My Joints: A Private and Public Story of Arthritis”

By Mary Lowenthal Felstiner  Heat Inversion (excerpt) Long before morning I wake with a stinging in my shoulders so acute I lie in bed for hours thinking how to drain the acid off;… Continue reading

Permission to Ask…

By Anonymous I have been at the same post-secondary institution for six years. I recently finished my second degree there. I had to write a thesis and the focus was on how we… Continue reading

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