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


By anonymous *This is a song submitted by a Queen’s InvisAbilities member. A close friend wrote this for her, inspired by her year-long hospital stay. Imagine feeling pain everyday, A pain that doesn’t… Continue reading

i just want it back

By Julie Harmgardt, InvisAbilities, Founder and Chair i just want it back all of it masquerading like a temporary guest you stole into my life but you never left and as time passes… 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

More than just a job: a Queen’s Don discovers a community for those with invisible illness

By Anonymous, Queen’s InvisAbilities member I am a Don at Queen’s and I love my job. Actually to be honest, it doesn’t even feel like a job, as it is so much fun… Continue reading