A woman has taken to social media to fume about constantly being accused of ‘faking’ a disability to get a Blue Badge parking spot.
Rhiannon, from Melbourne, Australia, suffers from the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia, which causes extreme discomfort and fatigue.
But as her condition is ‘invisible,’ she’s often told she ‘doesn’t look disabled’ and people will have a go at her for parking in spots designated for people with disabilities.
In a TikTok post, she held up her permit as she said: “I park in my disabled parking, and put up my [permit] – tell me why this old f***er comes up to me and thinks that it is their business to go ‘you don’t look disabled’.
“Do you want me to cut off my f****ing legs so that I look disabled enough for you?
“What the f****. Like, oh let me get out of the car and be bent over and limping, just so I fit your idea of disabled.”
Later on, Rhiannon uploaded a follow-up post explaining exactly why she needs the parking spot.
She revealed that, although she has good days, she’ll often experience excessive pain.
“I understand there are people who are not as lucky as I am in my disability and need [the spot] more than I do,” the TikToker said.
Since sharing the post, Rhiannon has received tons of support on social media.
One viewer commented: “I have a sticker on the back of my car that says ‘Invisible disabilities are still disabilities’ for those c***s. It happens CONSTANTLY.”
Another added: “I have a life-threatening medical condition and they’re like, ‘Oh, you look perfectly fine’.”
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