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Stigma & Disease

For my research project, I would like to parallel the stigma inside Audre Lorde’s Cancer Journals and Jennie Livingston’s Paris is Burning. Both works deal with the issues of being a minority and encountering a prominent illness. They were forced into forming their own communities because they had to avoid the stigma with their sexuality and their disease. In result of forming one community, they were devastated by HIV/AIDS.  With another community, being devastated by cancer. Both works being different but having a common outlook on stigma and disease.

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