In 2008, it was all about vampires. In 2011, it was dystopian societies with corrupt governments. And now, 2014 seems to be the year of teenagers with fatal diseases.
As far as Hollywood obsessions go, the first two are pretty benign. In real life, there are no supernatural creatures roaming the streets at night thirsting for human blood, no game shows forcing adolescents to fight to the death. Romanticizing those subjects isn’t that worrisome. A vampire is never going to write “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer to tell her: “I’m not being portrayed properly, and now everyone thinks I sparkle.”
But teenagers with illnesses do exist. I am one of them, and it hurts to see movies and television glamorize our suffering.
Everything about this article is so accurate and important!
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I wanna meet more spoonies and make friends to talk to when like we don’t feel well or we do feel well or just give a lil extra support or whatever if you wanna exchange instagrams/facebooks/kik/text numbers/whatever you wanna share then like this post or reblog it for other spoonies to see cos I’ll try to message everyone c: and that way everyone can do the same!