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The Mighty: A Woman's Disability Claim Was Denied Because of Photos She Shared Online (CFS)

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A Woman's Disability Claim Was Denied Because of Photos She Shared Online
By Jordan Davidson
June 15th 2016
https://themighty.com/2016/06/a-doctor-denied-a-disability-claim-because-of-photos-posted-online/

What does being disabled look like when your chronic condition is an invisible illness?

According to a Tumblr post from Kayla Barry, a New York City-based comedian, if you want your disability to be taken seriously, then you shouldn’t look awake, smiling or alert.

Barry, known on Tumblr as Fibro-larious, shared a series of photos on Wednesday after her request for long-term disability was denied. Barry lives with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia – conditions that can cause widespread chronic pain and extreme exhaustion."