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Mapping Stigma

Until 28 January 2024

Mapping Stigma

Exhibition details

About exhibition

Mapping Stigma presents body maps produced by Victorian women who have faced stigma and discrimination due to their experiences of mental distress, disability, or a refugee background. Each map tells a unique narrative, and vividly depicts the life histories, experiences, and ideas of its maker. In a spirit of generosity, artists have shared challenges and hardships, as well as moments of triumph and resilience, in the hope that telling their stories will make a positive difference to those who see them.

Maps were created as part of Women marginalised by mental health, disability, or refugee background, a cross-institutional research project, led by Katherine Boydell and managed by Priya Vaughan (Black Dog Institute) which included Professor Angela Dew, School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University.

Content warning: This exhibition explores themes including suicide, sexual assault, abuse, and discrimination.

Panel discussion

This panel discussion explores key themes and findings from the cross-institutional body-mapping study 'Women marginalised by mental health, disability, or refugee background'.

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