“Say What You Mean” – Changing Aging

Collect a vocabulary from your own imagination, experience, as well as picking up skillful language use from others.”

say what you mean


“Stigma is a word that comes to us directly from its Greek origin, originally meaning ‘a mark made by a pointed instrument.’ In a more modern definition that ‘mark’ is a label or diagnosis that defines the person and is inherently negative or shameful. In botany, stigma denotes the part of a flower that accepts the pollen. I want to take this image and offer that we can use stigma more true to this definition, as the part of the organism that can accept the pollen or inspiration.”

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