"Being harassed made me feel like I needed to constantly apologize, to play a woman who was sorry and regretful for her participation in sex work."
Experts explain why we shame some health issues like HIV and obesity, and why they're worried the coronavirus is getting a similar treatment.
The stigma is real.
Shame is insidious, incestuous and relentless. Shame has no shame! So, I think I'll trade in my baseball bat for a flash
It's a process. Shedding shame will take time and practice, but it's worth the effort. In the early morning hours, cold and
Things only get worse when others are intricately involved and guilt is lurking on the scene. When we've done something to
Shame has been my constant companion for as far back as I can remember, but not my friend. I think shame thinks of itself
Despite the fact that aging does indeed kick us out of the in, our shame about it is unjustified. How can we kick the aging person out of a tribe of members that are all aging? Do we want to continue to eliminate our future selves from relevance?
Barriers like these are simply unacceptable for anyone seeking treatment for mental health. When it comes to mental health
You're probably thinking, "What a ridiculous question. That would never happen." This is where most readers, like well-intentioned