Using disabled parking spaces…

Posted on Posted in Fibromyalgia, Ignorance, Spoonies

OMG YOU ARE TOO YOUNG
OMG YOU CAN WALK YOU DONT NEED THEM
OMG YOU DONT LOOK LIKE YOU HAVE ANYTHING WRONG WITH YOU, YOU MUST BE FAKING….

My mum has a blue badge and we park in the disabled parking spaces. I get sick and tired of the amount of looks and stares we get for being parked in them. Ok so the comments above are not what people have said to us BUT i can see them saying it in their heads, you know you just know when people are looking down their noses at you!

I fully believe that the ignorance surrounding invisible illnesses really helps fuel the stigma when it comes to seeing “well” people using disabled parking spaces. I believe that if you need to use disabled parking spaces then you are well entitled to use disabled parking spaces. Just because you don’t necessarily look like you need to it doesn’t mean that you don’t need it.

I just wish the world felt the same, you never know the story behind the person. Even if for some reason i believed someone didn’t need the disabled space i saw them parking in (I never would) i wouldn’t think of saying anything to them because its frankly none of my business. If they have a badge/permit that means they can park there then they can park there and that should be the end of it.

I will defend me, my family and my friends need to help their disabilities to the end of the earth and the use of disabled parking spaces is just one small aspect that we receive ignorance and it has to stop!

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