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Bipolar Leggings 

& sister project: PTSD shirt

This piece targets the common misuse of mental health terms such as OCD, ADHD, bipolar and many more. Because of the increase in awareness of cultural appropriation in clothing, I put mental health terms in a similar context hoping to create the same awareness. The viewer is meant to reflect on the fact that they may not completely understand the terms or would not feel comfortable wearing clothing with a label that does not belong to them. My hope is that they will later come back to that thought when considering word choices. This relates to the rest of my practice through its manipulation of a household object, leggings, to create something unexpected.

What tf does type 2 bipolar mean?

What is the DSM-5?

Process:

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