Toxic Positivity

Laurissa Kostiw, 2021.

Inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic, my work is an exploration of mental health and the concept of toxic positivity that is stifling the workplace. Employing the essence of the avant-garde movement, Dadaism, in this piece I use satire to point out the hypocrisy of mental health advocation within the education system. Clichés are the band-aids, provided only to cover the wound, giving a quick and ineffective solution to the problem of mental health.