The Mythical Norm:

Culture, difference and the mythical norm.

Learning to identify how norms are constructed and circulated requires deliberate effort. Audre Lorde (1988) highlights the existence of powerful images about what constitutes normal and desirable behaviours and characteristics, and the impact these images have on people who understand that they do not ‘fit’ this mythical norm.

Mythical Norm (years 5 and 6)