Pages tagged with Stigma

Once fat, you're always known as the fat person. Being fat is a sin and a crime in today's society, and slimming down after being fat doesn't mean you lose that label.
this page is a continuation of the previous page, it talks about the stigma experienced by disabled people in the society.
This page talks about the stigma faced by persons living with disabilities.
Social oppression is a reality that some avoid adroitly. People look for progressive solutions. Yet, backwardness exists and sometimes flaunted to prove that someone is higher or better socially. Knowing about causes and agencies that care for people who are stigmatized helps one deal...
Congratulating Gemans on achieving to win the World Cup for a fourth time.
A poem about the stigma surrounding mental ill health.
This piece is based on my experiences of suffering from poor mental health and epilepsy.
Let's examine the root of stigmatization, using the example of media coverage, and it's effect on society.
An expression of subjection to verbal abuse and being labelled a "dumby" by my alcoholic, verbally-abusive parent as I grew up has far-reaching implications. Throughout my life course, I have experienced and dealt with the ugly-headed monster of a label I found difficult to shake. Col...
I recently wrote an article on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and had quite a bit of negative feedback. Now I want to address the stigma of mental health disorders and explain why so many people refuse to talk about them or receive help.
A lot of women suffer from domestic violence just because they are taught to suffer quietly. What they worry about is their false position in their society.
A poem that looks at discrimination through the eyes of person who has been labelled and discriminated against.
People have all sort of myths about this disease ostracizing socially, not know that we are all at risk
This poem is dedicated to my friend Lisa, who’s work will not end. She had dedicated her life to trying to end the stigma that surrounds mental illness.
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