Pride and Shame
“the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging”.Shame will take over if you feel like you are not living up to these societal expectations and are failing them. If you feel unworthy of love and belonging and don’t value yourself, you will not ask for support when you need it and you will not stand up for yourself or others. Brene’s solution echoes with what we are trying to do at tide, which is empowering people to open up and speak honestly. Only then will we be able to break through those assumptions and expectations and turn the shame into pride. For more information about LGBT and dementia please contact LGBT Health’s national dementia project. They have also recently produced a ‘guide to pride’ for people working in the sector who are wanting to engage with Pride events across Scotland. If you’re a carer and want to talk to us about your experiences, we would love to hear from you.