There has to be a fine line between being an advocate and fighting stigma, and being a killjoy. I still don’t think I’ve found it. Here’s an example: a friend recently posted a link to a t-shirt on her she thought was funny, but is clearly poking fun at a mental health disorder – in this case, Tourette’s Syndrome. The shirt had something to do with the rare symptom of Tourette’s where the sufferer uncontrollably swears (that only happens in 8% of cases, FYI), which, on its face value, even I can see could be sort of funny. But I know this friend is a staunch supporter of me and my family and, frankly, if I was alone in a store and saw that shirt, I might even chuckle to myself.
So what do I do? I’ve chosen nothing – a valid if not cowardly option – because I just don’t know where to draw the line. Or if there is a line.
What would you do?
PS – I know I’m a day behind – I’m gonna get two posts in today, I promise.