Chronic Illness and Stigma

Why Are You So Open? A Response

When people first meet me, one of the first comments I get about my personality besides "you talk a lot" (a true statement) is "wow, you're really open". And that's pretty accurate. Many of my friends who have known me for a long time actually think that I'm a little too open. There are very few… Continue reading Why Are You So Open? A Response

Chronic Illness and Stigma

Stigma in Conversation #1: Assumptions

I was sitting with two of my very good friends at McDonalds the other day, and while we were pouring over our notes studying for an exam, I excused myself to the bathroom where I promptly threw up. Disgusting, I know. After I had cleaned myself up and returned to where we had been sitting,… Continue reading Stigma in Conversation #1: Assumptions