Disability Bathroom and Internalised Stigma
Do any of you feel/felt unable to use a disability bathroom even though you know you’re entitled to use it? I feel so cheap using one because I look completely able bodied but I have chronic migraines and busy bathrooms can be absolutely HELL for me whereas disability toilets are so much better for me if I’m having migraine onset symptoms or a full blown migraine (I also feel pathetic calling my migraines a disability even though that’s what they’re classed as and I’m entitled to receive monetary compensations for them due to their severity and frequency). There’s a big part of me that feels like I’m making everything up and exaggerating just because I appear able bodied. Have you guys got any advice on accepting my illness and combating my own internalised stigma?