I would like to share this article from a woman who lives with BiPolar Disorder. She is creating a series of images showing both how people who live with this disorder are behind close doors and the way they present themselves to the world. Though it is difficult read the hand written text beneath the pictures, the images themselves, the article, and reading the hand written sections is informative to how people go through life.
We have placed a stigma on mental illness that indicates dirty, damaged, unworthy, in a way we have not done to people who suffer from say cancer or heart disease or arthritis. It is time we see people as people and not as their diagnosis.
*New readers may wonder why I’m sharing these posts and why they’re numbered. Here’s a link to my post I’m Giving Up HATE, PREJUDICE and INDIFFERENCE for Lent.
And here are my latest 5 posts in the series:
Post #31: Almost Asian (But Not Quite)
Post #32: Accurate Representation
Post #33: 13 Tweets That Define What Growing Up as Lesbian Was Really Like
Post #34: Growing Up Black and Jewish in America
Post #35: We All Do It: Ableist Prejudice Against Disabled Persons
*Please remember to leave the sites I post clean. We are here to learn, not debate. Even if you disagree, we need to learn that just because we have an opinion, doesn’t mean we need to share it all the time.*