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Why Dealing With Ableism Can Be the Hardest Part of Having a Disability

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It may be easy to assume that people with health conditions only have to worry about their symptoms and treatments, but living with a medical condition is far more complicated.

On top of prioritizing their health, people who live with disabilities or illnesses often have to cope with ableism — systemic oppression of people with disabilities — which can be even more challenging to navigate than symptoms themselves.

Ableism often makes the world less accessible to people with health conditions — which can make everyday self-care challenging.

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