#MyInvisibleFight Through Pictures

#MyInvisibleFight Through Pictures {This Is Me Being Creative!}. What’s Your #InvisibleFight? 

“The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.”

– Robert Tew

Every day it is the little struggles that change a life.

Sometimes I forget that not everyone:

  • Struggles to get the cap off a water bottle.
  • Needs to rest after squeezing a lemon (yes, really, those yellow suckers are total energy drainers!).
  • Experiences an excruciating nerve burn through their arms when they do the most mundane of tasks, such as applying makeup, lifting an empty saucepan or having their pulse taken (I know, right?!).
  • Experiences the wonder (note the sarcasm!) of numb body parts on a daily basis.
  • Struggles with buttons and zippers on clothing.

And these are just a few items from an otherwise very long (and seemingly indefinite!) list of #InvisibleFights that few people would even notice or understand, but which are very real to me.

The team behind Invisible Illness Awareness Week 2015 have kicked off a great initiative called the ‘Invisible Fight Photo Campaign.’  You take a photo(s) of anything that is an #InvisibleFight for you and upload it to social media with the hashtag #MyInvisibleFight and a brief descriptor. Easy peasy!

The photo campaign is a fun way to raise awareness, dispel myths and share the things/stories that represent the #InvisibleFight for people living with invisible illness.

Interested in participating and sharing your #InvisibleFight stories? There is still plenty of time to get involved! The campaign runs through until October 4 and you can share your images via your social media platform(s) of choice.

Need some inspo to get you started? Here is my curated collection of pics, aptly titled ‘#MyInvisibleFight Through Pictures’:

1. “The scars you share become lighthouses for other people who are headed to the same rocks you hit.” – Jon Acuff

#MyInvisibleFight Through Pictures: Every day it is the little struggles that change a life. What is your #InvisibleFight? http://www.starbritewarrior.com/myinvisiblefight/

2. “Yeah, I’m hurting, but on goes the mascara and lipgloss. That’s right. I’ll be the prettiest damn wreck you’ve ever seen.” – Unknown

#MyInvisibleFight Through Pictures - Makeup

3. “You don’t know what fatigue is until you’ve had to rest after squeezing a lemon!” – Bree Hogan

#MyInvisibleFight Through Pictures - The Little Things

4. “There must be something to acupuncture – you never see any sick porcupines.”- Bob Goddard

#MyInvisibleFight Through Pictures - Acupunture

5. “I may be chronically ill but I’m also chronically fabulous!” – Unknown

#MyInvisibleFight Through Pictures - Shopping

6. “Hangry (han-gree) adj – a state of anger caused by lack of food; hunger causing a negative change in emotional state.” – Unknown

#MyInvisibleFight Through Pictures: Every day it is the little struggles that change a life. What is your #InvisibleFight? http://www.starbritewarrior.com/myinvisiblefight/

7. “Keep calm and walk the dog.” – Unknown

#MyInvisibleFight Through Pictures - Walking

8. “But you don’t look sick.” {Everyone!}

#MyInvisibleFight Through Pictures - #ButYouDontLookSick

9. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying: I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

#MyInvisibleFight Through Pictures - Courage

 

Now it’s your turn! What is your #InvisibleFight? Comment below or feel free to send me your own #InvisibleFight pic to feature on StarbriteWarrior.com

 

Please support Invisible Illness Awareness Week 2015 (September 28th – October 4th) by sharing this post using the hashtags #IIWK15 or #InvisibleFight. Thank you!

All photos and content the property of Starbrite Warrior and Bree Hogan

#MyInvisibleFight Through Pictures: Every day it is the little struggles that change a life. What is your #InvisibleFight? http://www.starbritewarrior.com/myinvisiblefight/

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