Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. Thank you for making the decision to stop by to visit with me. Yesterday I created part 1 of the article Traumatic Brain Injury, Labeling Theory and Societal Stigmatization Part 1 in video format. Today I am going to introduce Part 2 of the article in video format. I create video presentations of my articles to empower individuals who like myself learn through listening and watching.
Below is an excerpt from Part 2 of the article, Traumatic Brain Injury, Labeling Theory and Societal Stigmatization Part 2:
“In Part 1 of this article I shared how labeling and societal stigmatization impacts the individuals. I went on to share how these behaviors in effect serve to subjugate the individual living with traumatic brain injury to a proverbial box where they are left to feel practically minimized, marginalized, dismissed and discarded.
In Part 2 of this article, I want enunciate several truths. In my keynote presentations and the workshops that I participate in I make one thing perfectly clear. We who live with a traumatic brain injury are not our traumatic brain injuries. The incident that led to our brain being injured was just one incident in life. Our brain injuries are not who we are, they are just some thing that are apart of our lives. They do not define who we are in life. That truth frees us to dream.
Although the injury to my brain impacts my life, I can still live my life to the full. When I find myself feeling any self-pity, I need to remember that I have choices. Although people may want to place me in a box — by labeling or stigmatizing who I am because I am living with a brain injury — that is not my problem. That is their problem. Normal is relative. Consequently, I can learn to thrive with in my own normal. I do not have to make excuses for my normal.”
To listen to and watch Part 2 of the article in video format, please click on this link: Traumatic Brain Injury, Labeling Theory and Societal Stigmatization Part 2 Video Presentation
In the event that you would also like to read Part 2 of the article, please click on the following link: Traumatic Brain Injury, Labeling Theory and Societal Stigmatization Part 2
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