Despite the progress that human rights advocates are making worldwide, stigma seems to pervade as a nebulous stumbling block.
The bulk of the series focuses on abortion, but there are also pieces on sex work, queerness, sluttiness, and more. An overwhelming number of submissions on a range of topics poured in from around the world. I was, and remain, immensely moved by the courage of individuals to tell their stories and examine taboo subjects. Stigma survives, in large part, on silence, and this is a collective effort to undo that.
Yesterday’s articles covered everything from Ipas’ research on abortion stigma in Ghana and Zambia to the erasure of non-binary genders in the mainstream Western LGBT movement and a day in the life of a web cam model.