“The best thing I ever did was come out and TALK about my disability/diagnosis!” ~Shaini Saravanamuthu
Shaini was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. She is an accountant by day and a Sephora girl by night. Shaini loves learning new things and trying new projects, which have led her to several great opportunities and great friendships! She hopes her story inspires others and helps those who may be going through a similar situation.
Recently on Instagram, Shaini talked about her invisible disability, anxiety, and depression that sometimes manifests itself. Since so many of us can relate to Shaini’s message I wanted to share a lightly edited version of her post with you.
Having an invisible disability comes with its share of anxiety episodes! Initially, I hid those feelings because I was afraid no one would understand why I was feeling this way! So every time I was in a new place, I would feel the anxiety working its way up my body!
Depression & Anxiety aren’t the most welcoming conversation in our community, everyone just doesn’t want to accept that it is real and that it can happen to someone they love! This stigma is why I decided to open up about my story. I can now help others and most importantly help keep myself from living a lie!
So if someone you love comes to talk to you about how they are feeling, please listen to them. Help them feel better or help direct them to seek a professional!
The best thing we can all do is talk about it! Raise awareness and help get rid of the stigma around Anxiety & Depression!
Shaini Saravanamuthu’s Blind Beauty Description:
Description: Featured image is a Blind Beauty mock magazine cover. Shaini’s long dark hair covers her shoulders. She is wearing a bindi (a gem worn on the forehead between the eyebrows) and pretty bright fuchsia lip color. Shaini’s vivid lip color exactly matches the small exposed portion of her fuchsia garment. She is wearing a long gold earring can in her right ear.
Blocks of text superimposed on Shaini’s photo are: “Bold | She Keeps Pressing Onward,” “Blind | She Has Deeper Insight,” “Beautiful | She Sees To The Heart Of Others.”
Shaini can be followed on Instagram: @shinez_