I just read some of Corrigan’s work and he said that we should take after the homosexuals in their coming out. This is the guy I want to work with for a PhD. He’s the leading expert on stigma in America, maybe the world. He’s written over 250 articles and a dozen books. I wrote a special personal statement for him because I want to be public about my illness if I work under him as a doctoral student. This struck me because I am bisexual and I came out a little over a year ago. I came out as achizophrenic before that. Like shortly before that.
I’m proud of being the way I am. I handle this ■■■■. I worked out late in an empty gym with a buddy of mine from way back who works at the gym and has keys, he’s a neuroscience student and just graduated. He’s got issues too. Part of how we became friends way back when we were teens.
I’m sick of how so many of us are ashamed and self stigmatizing themselves. I go do what I am supposed to and I do it well and can say that I do the best I can. I try to be nice to people, I’m quite friendly…in most cases.
I want us all to come out. It’s unhealthy to keep it a secret, go state it and take people’s breath away, leave them speechless, and if necessary, intimidated. Inspire the rest.