While embracing many aspects of life with epilepsy, many of the posts on Shed Light on Epilepsy are devoted to observations and constructive ideas about the stigma against epilepsy — culturally based, as well as a product of ignorance. It’s up to us, through open discussions and teaching others, to change the perceptions about epilepsy, eradicating the stigma.
Excerpt from Alison’s blog
“Innovating Strategies to Fight Stigma” explores the dynamic between negative views about ourselves and perpetuation of the stigma. Not only might people with epilepsy sometimes sense persecution when none exists, but we unwittingly may implant the idea of the stigma to those others who, in fact, don’t think less of us. The challenge is to leave negative self-perceptions behind and innovate the ways we demonstrate that we with epilepsy are as “typical” as anyone.
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