Livestrong: Stigma and Silence

So, this isn’t the documentary I was supposed to be in. While in my face to face interview with Mat, I spoke about the stigma associated with cancer for a college student still struggling to go to classes. I talked about not having any hair, and being pointed at (and called a lesbian…). I also spoke about the difficulty of being a cancer patient when people don’t really know what to expect. A guy I had gone out with a few times refused to see me again because he was afraid he could catch it, even though we were just friends and no longer considering each other as potential dateable people. (I wanted to punch him in the face.)

Enjoy the documentary!

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One thought on “Livestrong: Stigma and Silence

  1. You probably think I’m strange b/c you dont know me but I am commenting on your blog. But I was recently watching the other youtube video Stigma & Silence and your portion of the film just touched me so much. I myself have experience similar things and its so unfortunate that people cannot be support to someone during such a difficult time. Thanks for being an inspiration!

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