Diabetes on Display: Uncovering the Stigma of Diabetes with authors Heather & Bianca


Episode 7

Today’s episode discusses a very important topic: the stigma associated with diabetes and its impact on our culture. Representations of diabetes, plays a critical role in the trajectory and evolution of the diabetic community and for many, those stigmas play a role in how individuals manage their conditions day to day.

Join us as, Davis and Stacy talk with Heather Walker and Bianca Frazer, authors of the forthcoming book, “Diabetes on Display,” about their personal stories and their advocacy regarding diabetes stigma and its impact on the community.

We are deeply grateful for the opportunity to talk about this critical, yet underserved topic with Heather and Bianca. Thank you both for all you do for the community!

More about our guests:

Heather Walker has a Ph.D. in Disability Studies and is a Social Scientist working at the University of Utah. She has been living with diabetes since 2001 and blogs at TheChronicScholar.com. You can also find her on twitter @Heather_RoseW.

Bianca Frazer earned her Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Colorado Boulder. She now works as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Bianca has lived with type 1 diabetes for almost thirty years and her writing focuses on representations of diabetes in entertainment. Bianca can be reached at bfrazer@uic.edu

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