Read Gabe Howard’s linked post as well!
This is a hot topic in our community. I have wanted to write a post about it but I came across this article on the magical thing that is this Twitter and I thought…
oh good now I don’t have to do that.
I believe that part of the reason that
I AM Bipolar rubs us the wrong way is because
society views Bipolar as a
In a sense there is stigma attached to it.
People don’t really seem to flinch when they use other adjectives like
I am diabetic I am asthmatic etc
Those aren’t considered to be bad
Maybe because they aren’t considered to be a character defect by some.
And I don’t think the people who use the other terms
feel like in using them that they are saying that they are now
that asthma is now who they are
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