Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Memes by Cheryl Green
Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Memes:
Hyper-individualism, overcoming adversity,
and the neoliberal capitalist project
Cheryl Green, MFA, MS
There is always a way image
Source: “Traumatic Brain Injury in Prisons and Jails: An Unrecognized Problem.”
Everything will be good image
Source: Street Roots newspaper: https://streetroots.wordpress.com/2011/06/09/all-in-
Things change us image
Culturally engaged and relevant education to prevent brain injuries
does not hide disability.
Brain Injury Awareness Month
From a presentation on a literature review by Lillian Flores Stevens, Ph.D.
TBI and employment stock photos
Rare imagery of people of color on a TBI-related website with a stock photo.
Source: Brain Injury Association of America: https://www.biausa.org/professionals/research/tbi-model-systems/return-to-work-and-job-stability-after-traumatic-brain-injury
A Melon a Day Campaign
Sources: AMelonADay.com (no longer active) and
A Melon A Day Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/amelonaday/