If you live with an invisible chronic illness, you probably find the question: When do I talk about it for the first time? — is on your mind, a lot. That would be true with any relationship but particularly at work – where performance is key.
When I wrote the chapter about disclosure for our book, Women, Work and Autoimmune Disease,: Keep Working, Girlfriend! , Joan and I talked for a long time about how we handled this differently in our lives – both personal and work. My tendency has always been to disclose immediately, particularly in the early years when I was really sick.
Read what Joan has to say about this on our book blog, Keep Working, Girlfriend!
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