Tag: the anti-stigma project

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All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Rope Bondage

Yup, I said rope bondage. So… I have eclectic interests. I’ve always had eclectic interests. It’s only recently, though, that I stopped trying hide them or apologize for them the way that I used to. My passions are a part of who I am, and learning to embrace who I am — all of me — has been an important part of my life’s … Read More All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Rope Bondage

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What to Do When Your “No” Is Ignored: The Childhood Lesson No One Ever Taught Me

I want to start this post off by talking about this poem I read a few months back, a poem about a woman’s clearly stated physical boundaries being violated, and how reading it made me feel. The poem is called “Sunrise Lessons,” and it talks not only about the act of the violation itself, but how confusing the situation can be for the person … Read More What to Do When Your “No” Is Ignored: The Childhood Lesson No One Ever Taught Me

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Uncancellable: Cancel Culture and the Dangers of the Digital Age

Not long ago, I overheard a man in my neighborhood who was outside talking on his cell phone in an animated, impassioned voice about how “cancel culture” was the reason for his daughter’s numerous difficulties at work and how people need to be so careful these days about every little thing they say and do, for fear of stepping on the wrong toes and … Read More Uncancellable: Cancel Culture and the Dangers of the Digital Age

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The Anti-Stigma Project

In all honesty, I’m not sure ultimately where I want to take the idea for The Anti-Stigma Project. I feel like there’s something big here, I just haven’t pinned it down yet. I mean, there are sooooo many things that our society unnecessarily attaches a sort of “automatic” stigma to, for one reason or another (or even for seemingly no reason at all). And … Read More The Anti-Stigma Project