It was a year ago that I was recovering from a fractured ankle. I remember how challenging that period of time was in my life. I had never had a physical challenge previously so it was a new experience for me. The restrictions I had and the inability to drive (it was my right ankle) gave me a perspective that I had not had before. I learned much from my experience with a physical challenge despite having an invisible challenge for years.
In January 2016, I was honored to write a post for The Mighty. I recently reviewed the post and it reminded me of how differently an individual with a visible challenge is treated compared to an individual with an invisible challenge. The insights I learned helps motivate me to continue to strive to decrease the stigma and discrimination that so often is directed towards those with an invisible challenge. I share the link to the blog post below. May it bring insight and awareness to others. Many blessings to you in 2017.