hi2u 4 people with hidden
impairments also known as invisible disabilities.
This forum is part of the
above web site to visit web site click the hi2u logo. To participate
with forum scroll down this page. Supporting and creating better
awareness for people with hidden impairments.
While going through messages and articles on the hi2u site it makes me think about how people go to huge lengths trying to hide difficulties or medical conditions they have!
Sara has highlighted how dyslexia issues are swept under the carpet and people have difficulties expressing their dyslexia needs. Shirley has provided article "you don't look ill" (well I think that's the title) that is on the visitors input page of this site.
Both show how their are conditions perhaps we would rather hide rather than telling people. I'm just wondering whether it's always advisable to be more open to people about one's difficulties or whether in some cases it's better off hiding this!
I have a physical impairment too that causes much physical pain from time to time usually I hide this as much as possible. However sometimes and generally more often recently will explain to people that I unable to make contributions at a particular time because of severe physical pain. Is this wise? Should one the open about difficulties? Will it provide better understanding or more discrimination? Please let me know your views.
Union rep. -- Ima Nut, Sun, Mar 17 2002, 12:42:57
Toasty, as you seem to manage things, very competently, I was wondering if you would be able to find the time to become the Union representative, for dragons. As there is a remarkable shortage of dragons, (let alone competant ones!), who would be able to efficiently carry out the tasks involved .....your name came immediately to mind.
As you have also travelled extensively (to Australia lately - I believe) there would possibly be an opening further down the track for an international rep.
I know that you have a lot of tasks to do, already, at Hi2u, but would like to ask you to consider this extra job.
As you have not replied to any of my previous correspondence, it would be perfectly acceptable to reply via this forum.
If you could see your way clear to taking on this position, we may in fact, be able to entice some other dragons out into the open, thus creating wider acceptance of dragons.