I learnt the difference between the two words and also what they mean…since i did not know the meaning. I didnt realize it applied to me! Stigma is a noun.
My conversation with my younger
daughter (D) …
Raina: : I am a stigma because i have BPD ..a illness.
Dotty : what… what is stigma mean?
R: Its like a dhabba…a kalank (i said in hindi…a stain…a shame…)
D : seriously?
R: well…. Since i am writing about my BPD…writing my truth….what if people say your mom is a Stigma?!
D: I dont care what anyone says.
If i hate someone,,,then it doesnt matter.
M: What if you like them?
D: …then i will not like them anymore..
And the third time…. Karma !! She said.
We laughed together and she gave me a hug. And i only felt love….i did not feel like a Stigma!
Ps: the second word i learnt “stigmatized”