The goal of the 40-minute documentary is to expose viewers to societal stigmas against people with disabilities, and encourage them to examine their own stigmatizing behavior. The documentary features a number of experts, who explain how stigma contributes to the way we are conditioned to think about people with disabilities.

The documentary is broken into four categories: the social model vs. the medical model of disability, the language surrounding disability and the meaning behind the words we use, the truthiness of our knowledge on disability, and the concept of “inspirational porn.”

This provocative, thought-provoking documentary will serve as a catalyst for important, meaningful conversation, and will leave viewers with several actions they can immediately take to make an impact on stigma while helping to stop the generic rejection of diversity in our society.

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The Stigma Project invited disability organizations, advocates and consumers from across Pennsylvania to host screenings of the documentary “What Are You Thinking?” in their local communities.