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mental illness There is a widespread problem of social stigma, stereotypes, and prejudice against people living with mental illness. We are constantly told that life should be a certain way, and that if anything does not conform to this delusional standard, it is viewed as abnormal, thus creating a taboo. This false idea that every human being should resemble what is being shown in the media is the spectacle­— the concrete inversion of life and the fragmented views of reality that accompany it. In actuality, a large number of human beings suffer from mental illness or live with someone who has a mental illness. This is why the subject should not be a taboo, and why people need to start breaking society’s version of reality in order to uncover the truth.

Publication by Jodie Lavery


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Dedicated to my beloved Sister and grandmother.


Mental Illness Taboo - Spectacle vs Festival