2021 Virtual Holiday Party for the Chronically Ill and Disabled

It’s Time for the Chronically Ill & Disabled to Party (Online)! I can’t believe it’s already time for the third virtual holiday party on A Chronic Voice. I still have warm, fuzzy feelings from last year’s Christmas Giveaway! It’s an annual event that I believe brings the health and wellness community closer together across the board. […]

Issue #288: How to be an Inclusive Employer & Invisible Chronic Illnesses Rarely Sit Well with People Because It’s Unfathomable

Friday, 29 October 2021. Issue #288. In This Issue: The amount of energy taken just to live with chronic illness is unimaginable to someone who’s never experienced it. You can be an inclusive employer by not setting fixed work hours, but trusting that employees with chronic illnesses are capable of getting the job done when […]

Issue #287: Books Recommended on the Topic of 'Breathing' & Living with Chronic Illness Means You Don't Get Much Choice in Many of the Things You Experience Daily

Friday, 22 October 2021. Issue #287. In This Issue: Some books my psychiatrist recommended on the topic of breathing. Living with chronic illness means that you do not get a choice for many things you experience every day, or how you want to live your life. The stigma of the chronically ill being too lazy […]

Why 'Easy' Part-Time Jobs are Not That Easy for Those with Chronic Illness

“Get an Easy Part-Time Job”, They Said Many people with chronic illness or a disability are unable to work full-time. You don’t see many of them working part-time jobs either. Why? (Unless they’re hiding in plain sight, which they often are. It’s a bit of a superpower.) All their education seems to have come to […]

Issue #286: Marketing Ads for Mobility Aids are Still Perpetuating the Stigma That They're Only Meant for Old People & When You No Longer Remember What It Feels Like to be Pain-Free

Friday, 15 October 2021. Issue #286. In This Issue: Marketing ads for mobility aids are still perpetuating the notion that they’re only meant for older people, and can result in internalised ableism in young people who need and could benefit from using them. There are varying degrees of chronic pain, from mild to excruciating, and […]