New novel breaks down ‘stigma and shame’ of hoarding
Australian author Emily Maguire has chosen to tackle a serious, yet often overlooked illness in her new novel Love Objects.
She told Deborah Knight she’s used a fictional work to “get inside the skin” of a hoarder.
“Even though people joke about it, … there’s a lot of stigma and shame.
“Those TV shows are actually very shaming, they put viewer in a position of really shaming someone.
“Because of that shame and stigma, a lot of people don’t seek help.”
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