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Why We Need to Destigmatize

We aren’t defined by what life hands us, and others need to know that.

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de·​stig·​ma·​tize | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈstig-mə-ˌtīz \

transitive verb

: to remove associations of shame or disgrace from




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J.R. Reed is a late-diagnosed autism self-advocate who writes, speaks, podcasts, and livestreams. He’s also editor at Destigmatizing on Medium.

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