Experiment 626. Twenty-five. "She" (technically cis-female but really gender-queer). Part of the invisible/forgotten B in LGBTQ. Aquarius. Fat and beautiful. Professionally involved in psychology and mental health. Feminist, activist, and advocate (which should go without saying, for everyone). Television show enthusiast. Obsessed with the 53 Disney Animated Features. ASOIAF reader. Ravenclaw.
All of my posts are queued and then randomized.
I run a Disney tumblr called disneyanalysis.
Mentally ill people are not the problem. Inaccessible, unaffordable health care is the problem. Stigma is the problem. Lack of treatment is a problem. Lack of understanding is the problem. Lack of compassion is the problem. Not taking people seriously is the problem. Lack of honest conversation and open dialogue is a problem. Using jails as a housing facility for mentally ill persons is a problem. Do you understand me. Mentally ill people are not the problem.
- eating disorders are not cute
- depression is not trendy
- self-harm is not fun
- mental illness is not an accessory
- you do not want to suffer from something so destructive
- there is no ”strange beauty” in illness
- mental illnesses are not as glamorous as they are portrayed on television and tumblr
I was just thinking about this while watching The L-Word this week, because Shane’s internal struggle gets shown as some sort of mysterious beautiful thing for both the audience and the other characters to get off on.
I’m not sure how depression or anxiety appears sexy to people, because it sure as hell doesn’t feel sexy for those suffering with it.
When are we going to stop fetishizing everything?
Yesterday in one of my classes I got a student to come up and scribe on the board
And he was very careful about how he wrote on the board, like, making sure his handwriting was neat
And one of the students was like ‘LOL OCD’
And all of the students starting cracking up, so I was like
‘HAHAHAHA MENTAL ILLNESS IS SO FUNNY’
And everyone fell silent
yeah that’s what I thought
I love teachers on tumblr
Bill Clinton (via fiuactiveminds)