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#ThisIsME UK Campaign - anyone know who they are?

Discussion in 'Advocacy Projects and Campaigns' started by Sly Saint, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I know there is a This is ME Campaign (Ireland)
    anyone know who are behind this one?
    Their website: https://thisismeuk.com/
    under Take Action
    eta: their twitter ac https://twitter.com/ukthisisme
     
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  2. InitialConditions

    InitialConditions Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    hmm. with all due respect, looks like a poundshop ME Action. ;-)

    I could see this being the personal project of one person.
     
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  3. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    Exploring the website I find this:
    https://thisismeuk.com/what-is-me/
    So no mention of PEM. That's a big problem.

    It appears to be a nameless blogger with a personal project of raising awareness of ME by creating posters that presumably anyone can use with quotes from people with ME on them to try to debunk myths and say what ME is really like. They are inviting people to contribute ideas and quotes for posters, I think.

    Not a bad idea, though I'm not particularly keen on pink posters.

    Edited for clarity.

    Edit to add: They are not asking for any money, suggesting instead ME charities to donate to.
     
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  4. adambeyoncelowe

    adambeyoncelowe Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The website is still under construction, it seems, and the design does lean heavily on that of #MEAction, even including the hashtag.
     
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  5. Diluted-biscuit

    Diluted-biscuit Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    There’s all kinds of activism.
     
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    NelliePledge Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    maybe a student project
     
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  7. Barry

    Barry Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Looks like it should not have been publicly deployed whilst still in such early construction.
     
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  8. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    I disagree. It looks like a small personal project that is sufficiently ready to be visited and with posters ready for people to use. They are inviting more people to suggest ideas for posters.

    Seems fine to me. I can imagine people using the posters on social media to raise awareness.
     
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  9. Barry

    Barry Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I really meant this sort of thing:
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  10. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yes, and there's so much uncertainty around ME that lots of people will have slightly different ideas on things. If it's alright and well meaning, worth making suggestions in as friendly a way as possible imo.
     

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