Eating Disorders – Brenda Munguia
Statement from Brenda Munguia:
My work is about the Latin cultural stigma towards Mental Health, the struggles we face in our society and treatment. I identify as a Mexican-American with a mental illness. I seek to bring awareness to the stigma issues within the culture, and lack of equality — this stigma, racial disparities in health insurance and language barriers have impacted those in my cultural community from seeking treatment.
Living with a mental illness is not easy. Through my work, I want to bring awareness to mental health issues and address the inequalities we are experiencing. I like to use medication bottle images, with a high contrast of color and bilingual text. I paint positive and hopeful, destigmatized text on one side of my diptychs to contrast to the stigmatized negative attitudes.
|Dimensions||11 × 14 in|