Today we share a beautiful poem written by one of our LTAI blog readers, Ellen, titled “Stigma”. We hope you enjoy it and please share your thoughts and comments below!


All eyes averted
Anywhere but on the spot
You occupy as no one
Wants to look mortality
In the face
Better to stare
At what’s comfortable
Like a speck of dust
On the floor
While thinking you got
What you deserve
For making one mistake
Or no mistake at all
Judged by standards
That make others feel better
In their own skin
While struggling to live
In yours

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2 thoughts on “Stigma

  1. Yes that’s how I feel many times. Most hurtful of all is when family makes you feel this way. If you don’t get support from your family how can we expect it anywhere?

  2. At times family can be so hurtful and not there for you when you really need them. Sometimes I thinks about this quote-“Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs, the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what. “

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