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    16 April, 2019
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Because of the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding invisible conditions like Crohn’s and Colitis, thousands of people are being subjected to discrimination and stigma — just for trying to use the accessible toilets they urgently need. This needs to stop. Through their #NotEveryDisabilityIsVisible campaign, @crohnsandcolitisuk are calling on everyone to take action to change signs on accessible toilet doors to help people with invisible conditions like Crohn’s or Colitis, feel more confident using them and the public more aware of invisible disabilities. Sign up today www.noteverydisabilityisvisible.org.uk/
    Because of the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding invisible conditions like Crohn’s and Colitis, thousands of people are being subjected to discrimination and stigma — just for trying to use the accessible toilets they urgently need. This needs to stop. Through their #NotEveryDisabilityIsVisible campaign, @crohnsandcolitisuk are calling on everyone to take action to change signs on accessible toilet doors to help people with invisible conditions like Crohn’s or Colitis, feel more confident using them and the public more aware of invisible disabilities. Sign up today www.noteverydisabilityisvisible.org.uk/ Because of the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding invisible conditions like Crohn’s and Colitis, thousands of people are being subjected to discrimination and stigma — just for trying to use the accessible toilets they urgently need. This needs to stop. Through their #NotEveryDisabilityIsVisible campaign, @crohnsandcolitisuk are calling on everyone to take action to change signs on accessible toilet doors to help people with invisible conditions like Crohn’s or Colitis, feel more confident using them and the public more aware of invisible disabilities. Sign up today www.noteverydisabilityisvisible.org.uk/ Because of the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding invisible conditions like Crohn’s and Colitis, thousands of people are being subjected to discrimination and stigma — just for trying to use the accessible toilets they urgently need. This needs to stop. Through their #NotEveryDisabilityIsVisible campaign, @crohnsandcolitisuk are calling on everyone to take action to change signs on accessible toilet doors to help people with invisible conditions like Crohn’s or Colitis, feel more confident using them and the public more aware of invisible disabilities. Sign up today www.noteverydisabilityisvisible.org.uk/

    Because of the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding invisible conditions like Crohn’s and Colitis, thousands of people are being subjected to discrimination and stigma — just for trying to use the accessible toilets they urgently need. This needs to stop. Through their #NotEveryDisabilityIsVisible campaign, @crohnsandcolitisuk are calling on everyone to take action to change signs on accessible toilet doors to help people with invisible conditions like Crohn’s or Colitis, feel more confident using them and the public more aware of invisible disabilities. Sign up today www.noteverydisabilityisvisible.org.uk/

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@belindasmith75 Instagram Profile 16 April, 2019

How are they ever gonna police this?🤔 Like, how are people going to know if someone is just trying to jump the cue, or if they really have an invisible illnesses & need the toilet urgently?lol... Might be my cue to flash my bag!!😫😂

@instacrohns Instagram Profile 16 April, 2019

Hi @belindasmith75 This is a good question, however I feel is the main reason for the campaign. We shouldn't have to feel like we need to convince others of our illness in order to do certain things like using toilet facilities. It needs to be a case of everyone bring true to themselves and having the general understanding of that #NotEveryDisabilityIsVisible

@nabihah_hf Instagram Profile 16 April, 2019

There used to be a card that was administered by one of the Crohns Uk charities which was really helpful in helping explain the urgency issue and helped to queue jump at various places. I’ll have a hunt through some old paperwork and see if I can find it, as I know various retailers, restaurants, cinemas and train stations all signed up. The car briefly summarised what UC, Crohns and IBS. I agree that signage is needed but I think for individuals personal confidence is needed. It can be really hard in those situations ( I’ve been there many times!) and some positive messaging would be really beneficial.

@lcdc0731 Instagram Profile 16 April, 2019

Basically, treat the bathroom stall marked for disabilities like the parking space. If you’re not disabled, don’t use it. Easier said than done with a toddler in tow, but it would help.

@katbsinging Instagram Profile 16 April, 2019

I was at the hospital going to my appointment. My body hurt so bad and I could barely walk because my legs were inflamed. I was waiting for the elevator and was told I was too young to need an elevator and should take the stairs to "stay fit"

@moonsmom_2007 Instagram Profile 17 April, 2019

Do these signs exist in the US? I’ve never seen anything like this! There definitely needs to be more stuff like this out there, I feel like the general public doesn’t even consider invisible illnesses at all. If people saw these signs, they would be more aware that this is actually a thing! 💜

@nixduextreme Instagram Profile 17 April, 2019

It would be helpful if we got Blue Parking passes for disabled as well. The inflammation, pain, and fatigue makes it incredibly hard to walk far during flares. Truth be told, I’ve parked in disabled parking to pick up my meds and been yelled at- but I was limping in pain.

@nixduextreme Instagram Profile 17 April, 2019

@katbsinging Ugh 😑 I hate when people call me lazy for using the elevator. I’m 110 pounds and have a hard time gaining weight- I’m not lazy, I’m tired and healing.