Anonymous asked: Why do you give so much attention to the haters? They're not worth it.
It’s pretty simple really. A lot of folks out there have chronic illness. Invisible illness. Mental illness. The hateful messages that I get sent are very indicative to the kinds of things people with poor health hear all the time. And not just from strangers. From friends, family, and coworkers.
People ask me for advice on how to deal with people who question their illness. Who don’t believe them. Who think they are just being lazy. Who think they are burdening the people that care about them.
It is my hope that two things will happen.
First, I give some words that people with illness can use to help them handle these situations.
And secondly, I want to shine a light on this aspect of illness. Maybe I can help change the stigma associated with mental and chronic health issues.
These kinds of health issues don’t start and stop with taking medicine and dealing with doctors. Sometimes making those around you understand what you are going through can be just as frustrating as the condition itself. So every once and a while I post some of these messages I get so more people will understand this part of illness and the stigmas we must fight.
I adore Frogman. This was a reply he posted recently. He really posts some awesome advice for how to handle people who give you a hard time for having invisible disabilities. I highly recommend following him for that and of course his funny and adorable posts, too.
Keep being awesome, Frogman.