Chronic Illness

Community Roundup: How To Be A Good Ally To The Chronically Ill

From baking a sick friend a casserole to protesting with them on the front lines of the disabled rights movement, here are some of the best ways to be an ally to the chronically ill.

In today’s social and political environment, much is said about the importance of allyship to disenfranchised groups fighting the good fight, such as the #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment, #BlackLivesMatter, LGTBTQ activist orgs, and more.

The chronically ill and disabled need good allies just as much, and sometimes more, than those groups. But what does being a good ally to those dealing with health issues actually mean, and how does one go about becoming one?

So through our Twitter account, we asked our community: what does it mean to be an ally to someone with chronic illness or disability? We learned a lot from the answers we got back. Here’s some of the best:

What do you think? What’s the best way to be an ally to someone with chronic illness or disabilities? Follow us on Twitter @folkstories and let us know!