Social media profiles just love to give us labels! We can choose tick boxes to say what we do for a living, our relationship status, which type of TV programme we like to watch… everything has a label.

Sometimes, those labels are helpful; they make us feel that we belong to a group and allow us to connect with others who are like us. Positive stereotypes can help us to be more successful; we perceive ourselves as being better because of our label and then we do better.

But what of the negative labels and stereotypes, the ones which ‘stop you doing stuff‘? How are they getting in your way? How can you help remove unhelpful stereotypes for others?

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