Scholars over the past years have pointed to the relentless focus on the ways in which identity is constructed through the interpretation of visible bodily markers. If a disability is less obvious to others is it then perceived of less value? It has always been harder for us to discuss what is in our mind compared to our physical selves. It is only in recent times, for example, that mental illness has become a more open topic that we feel more comfortable to talk about.
If society disables you, it creates limitations for you by not enabling you to be your best self. If your disability is less obvious to others this can also result in feelings of ‘otherness’, difference and can result in feeling marginalised or set aside.